Local soldier’s companion candidate for top award
At 9 years old, Gabe, a yellow Labrador, looks like any older dog, with white fur peppering his strong golden face.
He’s affectionate to anyone he meets, and enjoys the little things in life, like treats; spending time with his owner, Sgt. 1st Class Charles “Chuck” Shuck; and lying in the sunshine at their home in Columbia, S.C.
Looking at him, you would never guess he was anything besides a happy, loved pet. But his eyes tell a tale –a tale of purpose and patriotism.
Gabe’s story began on the streets of Houston, Texas.