A Young Vet and His Dog

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In this web exclusive video, PBS profiles 26 year old Chris Goehner, who deployed twice to Iraq as a hospital navy corpsman. He’s one of the 18 1/2 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan vets who have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression since coming home.

Today, Goehner’s PTSD is under control – he can sleep through the night, he’s reduced his medications from eight to one, and he can walk through a store without the fear of a surprise sniper attack – all thanks to a Labrador-Retriever mix service dog named Pele.


Video shot and produced by Elizabeth Shell

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23 thoughts on “A Young Vet and His Dog”

  1. A guy who likes to cuddle! Nige better watch out. He’s got some competition for the “ladies!” great story!

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  2. ptsd is dangerious for everyone,realy glad that he helped chris get off the drugs that r sometimes more dangerious then ptsd.whishing chris and pele lot’s of snuggles and i send hugs from,myself and my dogs.

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