Service dog serves as best ‘man’ in veteran’s wedding

Posted at 9:56 PM, Oct 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-07 21:56:03-04

LARGO, Florida — Justin Lansford, a wounded veteran got married over the weekend, and his service dog Gabe served as his best ‘man.’

According to KTVU, Justin Lansford and Carol Balmes met in high school and began dating after his first deployment.

In April 2012, a truck Lansford was riding in was  hit by an IED, and he needed his leg amputated.

Lansford  got Gabe from the Warrior Canine Connection, and the dog helps him with daily tasks such as retrieving objects and opening doors.