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#Veterans graduate K9 program and get new lease on life

#Veterans graduate K9 program and get new lease on life

These mines, which are designed to blow up in a certain direction, gave the Marines peace of mind and helped them sleep at night. So when Mosher, 29, enrolled in the K9s For Warriors Program three weeks ago and got a Labrador retriever-mix dog named Jerry, he decided to change its name to "Claymore." "He's my protector," Mosher said. "He helps me sleep at night, so I figured it was appropriate." Mosher was one of five combat veterans who graduated with their service dogs from the K9s for Warriors Program on a recent evening. The event was held at the American Legion Post 233. The nonprofit program was founded two years ago by Jacksonville resident Shari Duval. It pairs combat veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder with canines with the purpose of them being partners for life. The goal is for the veterans to begin a new life with the dogs, Duval said. "We of...

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