Rescue Dogs Save Veterans From Committing Suicide


Companions for Heroes provides dogs to servicemen and women recovering from psychological challenges.
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David E. Sharpe, a senior airman in the United States Air Force, has an unfortunately all too familiar story of suffering and loss following a military deployment in 2002 to Saudi Arabia. The brave and selfless war veteran suffered residual trauma after his return home, marked by self-medication through alcohol and uncontrolled anger and violent outbursts. In the midst of Sharpe’s suffering, he took a friend’s advice and adopted a puppy, and three months later, with a gun pointed in the veteran’s mouth and his finger on the trigger, that dog would be the one to. . .

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