Disabled vet asks for public support, says airline workers kicked his service dog
I'm a long time reader, first time poster to FT. I felt that this needed to be shared, and no one has the ear of the airlines like FT.
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In a shocking incident, a disabled military veteran says United Airlines employees kicked his service dog not once but twice, while at the airport. One employee also insulted him.
Jim Stanek is the founder of Paws and Stripes, which pairs disabled vets with service dogs. Jim has served three combat tours in Iraq and has PTSD and a brain injury.
The pair were dealing with canceled flights and delays last weekend. After 48 hours of waiting at Dulles Airport in Washington, he said Sarge, his service dog, was kicked once at the ticket counter and then once again on a shuttle.
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