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Watch A Service Dog Calm A Combat Vet As He Becomes Agitated Talking About His Struggle With PTSD

September 13, 2016

Erick Scott is an Iraq war veteran who had a difficult time coping with PTSD after he returned home from deployment overseas.

Scott served in the Army National Guard for 16 years and suffered from PTSD. He had a hard time coping with the fact that not all 11 guys he had with him survived.

He said that on numerous occasions he has was accidentally hitting his wife in the middle of the night and waking up to a puddles of cold sweat in his bed.

He was given medicine to try to help him cope with PTSD but none of it worked and he threw it in the trash. It wasn’t until he heard about “K9s For Warriors” that Scott had hope that he could cope with his PTSD.

During an interview with USA Today he says that his service dog, Gumbo, was able to help him out.

Reporters ask Scott to recall what happened when doctors told him he had PTSD and he needed help. Scott begins to get agitated telling the story, but the moment he does, Gumbo senses it and lets him know.