So who are your heroes? Tom Brady, Larry Bird, Bobby Orr, David Ortiz aka Big Papi, are all great choices. But this guy I'm about to write about is a real hero!

To see his service record and to see the man himself is what I imagine a hero looks like.

With an impeccable service record and suffering injuries in the line of duty, nothing stops Don Bolduc, according to His service dog, Victor, makes sure of it.

Bolduc has a sleep apnea machine but doesn’t like to wear it, so his trusty dog Victor, a beautiful German Shepard, makes sure to wake up the General if he stops breathing, the news site reports.

The local veteran is speaking to local classes about a very important issue for returning veterans, known to most of us as PTSD, but Don Bodulc doesn’t like to call it that, according to

He doesn’t like the words “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” he told the news site, and he has been explaining to students the DISORDER part is the wrong label for something that he refers to as a survival mechanism.

According to, he is speaking out to local students about the benefits of therapy such as meditation, acupuncture and yoga as opposed to medication. He is speaking out to young students about how they can do their part to help veterans return to society once they get back home and helping to reduce the stigma of PTSD.

He encourages students to ask questions and get to know returning soldiers.

Important lessons that we can all learn, not just kids.  Thank you for your service, sir!

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