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During a combat deployment to Iraq in 2003, then-Navy SEAL Mike Ritland witnessed a group of Marines attempt to take the city of Tikrit.

As they prepared to enter a structure near the city limits, an explosive-detector dog alerted the Marines to a deadly threat — the doorway was laced with grenades.

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White Cloud resident Jason Curtis developed PTSD after serving twice in Iraq.

He and his wife, Michelle Curtis, thought a service dog would be good to help him calm down. They looked for a service dog for months last year, but couldn't find a suitable one in their area.

Then they found Diesel at the Wexford County Animal Shelter in September 2014. 

"He was a little nervous at first, but shelter dogs all, they all are," Jason said.

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John Romano 7:35 p.m. EDT October 26, 2014

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Mary Peter poses with her dog Shasta in Brookville. (Photo: AP )

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ST. PETERSBURG – He understood danger. Knew its responsibilities and rhythms. Live long enough beside it, and danger becomes routine in a soldier's world.

It was the mundane that spooked Ron Flaville.

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By MIKE SPENCER, StarNews of Wilmington

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Bosar is doing time at the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, S.C.

The prison is for service members who have committed a crime while in the military, but Bosar, a 1-year-old black Labrador retriever, is there to train and eventually help a wounded veteran likely from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Bosar is doing time at the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, S.C.

The prison is for service members who have committed a crime while in the military, but Bosar, a 1-year-old black Labrador retriever, is there to train and eventually help a wounded veteran likely from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Bosar is doing time at the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, S.C.

The prison is for service members who have committed a crime while in the military, but Bosar, a 1-year-old black Labrador retriever, is there to train and eventually help a wounded veteran likely from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Bosar is doing time at the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, S.C.

The prison is for service members who have committed a crime while in the military, but Bosar, a 1-year-old black Labrador retriever, is there to train and eventually help a wounded veteran likely from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Read the full post here