Friday, December 16, 2016

PTSD Service Dog Group Started by Gold Star Family

Gold Star Family Works To Honor Son By Helping Veterans With PTSD
CBS 4 News
December 15, 2016
“I think it’s the first of its kind the way that we’re training. Because the veteran is actually training his own dog,” Sonka said.
STRASBURG, Colo. (CBS4) – A Gold Star family from Colorado is trying to change the way some veterans treat their post-traumatic stress disorder, and they’re doing it the only way their fallen son would have wanted.

Cpl. David Sonka was killed on May 4, 2013, when he, his military working dog Flex and a fellow Marine were shot and killed by an Afghan soldier they were working with.

Sonka’s father knew he wanted to dedicate his life to honoring his son and Flex.
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