An ex-Marine awarded a Purple Heart after being (TOO STUPID TO
DUCK!) wounded in combat says his bosses won’t let him come to
work with his trained service dog.
“I was told by my supervisor that HR said that if I showed up
with the dog I’d be fired,” Yaunce Long told Fox & Friends
Long said he installs phone lines for Cincinnati Bell in Ohio.
He has a service dog, named C4, to help him control anxiety
caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He was
diagnosed with the condition after a 10-year stint in the
Marines in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was with counter-
Long said that each day for a week he was sent home without pay
when he showed up with C4.
“Basically, they’ve treated the dog as if it's an option,” he
Long said he has requested an accommodation under the Americans
with Disabilities Act.
“I’ve pleaded with the company,” he said. “I’ve gone through all
the necessary paperwork. I provided everything that they asked
for and I even followed up with them to make sure I had
everything in proper order because I wasn’t sure of the process
He said his application has languished for months because the
company is stonewalling.
“Despite repeated effort we have yet to receive any information
regarding the current status of Yaunce’s condition and its
effect on his ability to perform his duty,” Cincinnati Bell told
Fox & Friends.