November 17, 2008

Worthy charity

This is heartwarming, tear-bringing, and just really cool:
COB SPEICHER, Iraq – Ever had a Sergeant 1st Class lick your face?

For many Soldiers at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, this is not an odd event, but a regular occurrence.

Sgt. 1st Class Boe is the newest member of the 85th Medical Detachment Combat Stress Control unit at COB Speicher and is one of two K-9 therapists being used by the Army to help prevent and control the stresses of living in a combat zone.

Along with Staff Sgt. Mike Calaway, an Occupational Therapy Assistant with the Combat Stress Control unit, Boe is part of a new Army program, which encourages Soldiers to interact with dogs in order to help relieve the psychological stresses of war.
I know times are tough and money is tight for lots of folks, but if you've the capacity, consider making a donation to the folks at America's Vet Dogs.

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