Army's Secret Weapon for Combat Stress

Army psychologist Captain Katie Kopp has an unusual tool to help Soldiers deployed to eastern Afghanistan deal with combat stress. His name is Hank and he's a spirited 3-year-old Boston terrier. A therapy dog who helps Kopp interact with Soldiers, Hank travels with Kopp throughout the battlespace of 4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team, to which Kopp is assigned. While this is Captain Kopp's second deployment, this is Hank's first. Therapy dogs are required to have both good obedience and temperament, of which Hank has plenty, not to mention spunk.

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