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      K9s for Warriors

      The saying, "mans best friend" couldn't be more true for one local veteran.

      / Franklin White

      The saying "man's best friend" couldn't be more true for one local veteran.

      Camo, the service dog never leaves Lawrence Barfield's side.

      Barfield suffers from PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq from 2006-2007.

      After returning home from the war, Barfield spent a lot of time secluded and depressed.

      But thanks to the help of Camo, he's doing things he never thought he would do again.

      He says, "I haven't been in any stores since 2007 but with him, I'm more comfortable getting out and I actually have to talk with people more often."

      Camo just graduated from training in Florida through the program K9's for Warriors.

      If you would like to learn more about the program, just go to their website.

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