Captain Montalván was decorated with numerous awards including two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the Combat Action Badge. He received the 2011 Invisible Hero Honors Award (IDA) for his efforts to educate the public about trauma and the real experiences of veterans and people with disabilities.
Among the outlets that he and his faithful service dog, Tuesday, have been featured on are NPR, CNN, National Geographic and The Late Show with David Letterman. The author and his service dog will appear on stage to discuss the book and his journey of recovery. The event and light refreshments are free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
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Parking is available at Housing 3000 Building off Lonnie Harvel Blvd. in Lawrenceville. (HanseLynn)