During a break in action against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, the Knicks utilized the time by honoring United States Army Retired Sergeant First Class Luciano Yulfo, who served the country for 36 years. The Knicks presented Yulfo with a custom jersey and former All-Star Larry Johnson was on hand to thank the retired sergeant for his service. But then the Knicks made the moment even more special for Yulfo as they surprised him with a service dog, which he has been waiting to get for 18 months.
Yulfo was injured on duty and was stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for two years. He had been on the waitlist to get a service dog since then. But now thanks to the Knicks and Paws of War, Yulfo has Murphy, who looks to be a very helpful and good dog.