Service Dog

Charlie Amico Advisory Council Member - Alabama

I was raised in MA prior to going into the military. I entered the US Army at 17 years old. I did a stint with the 10th SF at Fort Devens, MA, then on to Korea. I had numerous assignments both stateside and overseas. I retired from active duty in Sept 1985. I attended Bridgewater State Collage as a much older adult and became the Veterans adviser to MA Public Welfare. I worked for the USDA-NRCS in Alabama and USDA-Rural Development as the inspector for both VT and NH before retiring in 2004. I was heavily involved in charity work in Vermont by starting a charity in the local hospital raising funds for people in the last stages of life to make their “Last Mile” as comfortable as possible. The second charity I began was “Vermont Thunder”. This charity raised funds to help Veterans and Families of Veterans in time of need. Both charities are still operating thanks to those who stepped forward to continue the operations. Later in life, my health started to fail. In March of 2018 I was matched with a Medical Service Dog, Harry from GAMSD. Harry changed my life from the day we were matched. Because of Harry and GAMSD I relocated to Williston, Florida in September 2019. Williston has become our home where we can enjoy a laid back lifestyle and enjoy retirement.