A dog who earned a Bronze Star during two tours in Iraq as a bomb-sniffer was shot and killed earlier this month in Wyoming, leaving his owner without the dog who was helping him cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The dog, Mike, was shot by a man on a bicycle who said Mike attacked him. The man said he had stopped near the property of Mike’s owner, Matthew Bessler, and had defended himself with his bike before he pulled out his gun. Bessler was reportedly away on a hunting trip at the time

Bessler told the Billings Gazette that Mike had helped calm his frequent anxiety, one of several afflictions that has hampered him after several tours in Iraq Read more…

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Combat dog with two tours in Iraq fatally shot in Wyoming