Service dog helps wounded veteran cope with PTSD

Service dog helps wounded veteran cope with PTSD

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PALOS HILLS, IL - MAY 03: Army veteran Brad Schwarz drives his service dog Panzer to be seen for a check-up at a veterinary clinic May 3, 2012 in Palos Hills, Illinois. Schwarz uses Panzer to help him cope with issues related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) he has experienced since returning from a 2008 tour in Iraq. In addition to suffering from PTSD Schwarz has memory loss related to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and he must walk with a cane because of vertebrae and nerve damage in his back and legs. Ten days before he was scheduled to rotate home from a 15-month deployment in Iraq, his second, the Humvee in which he was riding was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Of the 5 soldiers riding in the vehicle, which caught fire after the explosion, Schwarz was the only one to survive. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Posted on June 26, 2012 at 2:11 PM

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