Luis Carlos Montalvan is a 17-year veteran of the US Army who served multiple tours abroad. His decorations include two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the Combat Action Badge. In addition to these accomplishments, Luis is the New York Times bestselling author of his 2011 memoir, Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him and travels the country with his amazing service dog, Tuesday, speaking and advocating for veterans. This week, to celebrate Flag Day, Luis has released a children’s book called Tuesday Takes Me There: The Healing Journey of a Veteran and His Service Dog.
This charming book, meant for kids ages 3 – 8, details the daily activities of Luis, who has PTSD, and his service dog, Tuesday, who looks after him so carefully. From helping Luis to get his shoes, to bringing his medicine and his cane to him, Tuesday is there to help Luis every step of the way. When Luis came back from war, everything was different. Luckily he had Tuesday to help him find his way.
In addition to speaking on behalf of veterans suffering from PTSD, as well as their friends and families, Luis has worked with Senator Al Fraken to help with legislation to provide service animals to those individuals. As a part of our community, he’s helped to make strides to take care of his fellow veterans and to help them to re-acclimate to their environments when they return home. Tuesday Takes Me There furthers Luis’s mission to help others by offering a tool to help to explain to children what it means to be a veteran who deals with PTSD. The book is available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble; you can learn more about Luis http://www.tuesdaytakesmethere.com/.
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