By Linda Satter, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; September 7, 2020
Later this month, a federal jury will be asked to decide if a Benton man is entitled to take his dog to work with him.
Perry Hopman, 45, isn’t just a dog lover who would like his pet’s companionship. He’s an Army veteran and a former flight medic who, after an 18-month deployment to Iraq, was diagnosed in 2008 with post-traumatic stress disorder. He’s also a survivor of a subsequent traumatic brain injury that occurred during a 2010 deployment to Kosovo with the National Guard, worsening his PTSD.