Tom Palozola relied on his dog Basilone, who helped him cope with anxiety and stress. Organizations like Missouri Patriot Paws match veterans with service dogs specifically trained to help them combat PTSD and emotional trauma.
Cory Krassinger never crosses the street until he is told to walk, while he watches other students sprint across to avoid oncoming traffic. He feels this is a representation of the isolation he often feels as a military veteran student.
The Home Depot awarded Webster University’s Student Veterans Organization (SVO) with a $9,000 grant for a Veterans Center on campus. SVO President Tom Palozola secured the grant by writing a business plan detailing the grants uses and how Webster planned to sustain veteran success.
A civilian looking for a quiet cup of coffee on a Wednesday morning won’t find it at the Grand Slam. Instead, the restaurant is filled with a lively crowd of handshaking, backslapping and welcoming veterans who show up to offer each other companionship and support.
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