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How One Service Dog Changed a Veteran’s Life

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When Army Spc. Karl Fleming returned home from Afghanistan suffering physical injuries as well as the invisible wounds of war – depression, anxiety, memory loss, and post-traumatic stress disorder – it was a very special dog that finally changed his life.

Before being paired with Kuchar, his yellow Lab, his service dog, his “battle buddy,” Fleming rarely ventured out, avoided crowds, and lived in constant fear. He suffered from severe depression and anxiety, dealt with crippling nightmares, and just wasn’t leading the happy life that a hero deserves to live.

Meet Karl and Kuchar, and see their beautiful bond, in the video below.

See more stories like this on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, when the HLN Network presents Stories of Courage: K9s for Warriors, premiering at 7 p.m. ET on November 11.

For more information about K9s for Warriors, the organization that trained and provided Kuchar to Fleming, or to make a donation, visit their website, k9sforwarriors.org.

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    Tresa Booth


    I just believe that dogs are a man and womens gift dogs truly love unconditionally . awe need them

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