The Texas Hearing and Service Dogs organization is working to help combat veterans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan by giving them dogs trained to help with hearing and other mobility issues.
"We wanted to fast track them because they have such an immediate need to regain some of their independence after doing so much for us," said Sheri Soltes, THSD founder.
Platoon Leader Sgt. Paul Conner was the first veteran to receive a dog from the group. Conner was in a humvee with four other soldiers when they hit an IED in the middle of the road.
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