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!

  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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