Like you, I have lived with PTSD since I lost my left arm in the Rung Rat.
I have never had a service dog but we have had a dog since 1978. I found that petting them and playing with them helped with the panic attacks, anger and drinking. I like to think that along with my wife and kids, the dogs have helped me. I am 67 now and no longer have frequent nightmares, panic attacks or unexplained anger.
 May 28, 2015 at 10:58am
Actually, the Standard Poodle is a retriever and a gun dog. Standard Poodles were used as war dogs by the US in WWII. You know about Labs.
This mix is actually a good hunting and shooting breed.
It is the medium, small and miniature poodle that give the poodle a bad image.
 May 28, 2015 at 10:14am
My representative voted for the abolishment of the death penalty. My vote will be to vote this yahoo out of office.
 May 28, 2015 at 9:10am
What this woman did is exactly what freedom loving Americans want to happen. Non-governmental acts of charity. We don’t need any level of government to stand between us. To take this act to the next level, a job should have been offered if work was available.
If free food can be offered, then some productive activity to earn the food could probably been found. If the person was not willing to earn the meal with a reasonable amount of labor, then the free food is not helpful.
May 28, 2015 at 9:04am
It is bunker oil from vessels. Coco Beach in FL has the same crap on it.
You are right about Coco Beach. It was there in the 70's, when I was there. Nasty!
 May 28, 2015 at 9:03am
O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;
But it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play.
Very true, and I just remembered that Marines have to wear thier Blues if there.
 May 27, 2015 at 12:48pm
In today’s Omaha World Herald, the article closed with the following:
“At 2:39 PM, police dispatchers broadcast a final roll call for the fallen officer, using her gang unit call sign:
5Delta17 has answered her final call. Officer Kerrie Orozco entered into final rest on May 20th, 2015. May your soul rest in eternal peace.”
I almost wept.
 May 27, 2015 at 9:09am
As a Nebraskan, I agree with every thing you wrote. On Memorial Day, I drove past Farmers Mutual Insurance in Lincoln. Like all businesses it was closed. I saw a Security Guard lower the flag and salute it. No one else was around. He just did it because lowering the flag and saluting it was the right thing to do.
The “heart of darkness” is ISIS and Iran joint efforts. In particular, a caliphate with nuclear capability. The threat is will Iran use nuclear weapons? With ISIS killing other muslims, the will to use might very well be there.
 May 26, 2015 at 9:27am
I had the opportunity to hear a lecture by LTC Rowe while I was a student at Fort Holabird, MD (the former Military Intelligence School). He courage and stamina were hard to believe after hearing his story as a POW.
 May 26, 2015 at 8:53am
This is why I never thank the military and naval members for their service. I thank them for their sacrifice.
 May 25, 2015 at 12:40pm
I am pretty sure no member of the military or naval service would spend one iota of effort on trying to protect you.
Sorry, I believe that they would protect even the ungrateful rose ellen. I feel sorry that she has been so indoctrinated in her beliefs and so disrespectful of those who put their lives on the line every day.
My first boy friend was a viet nam era vet. Died of alcoholism[I drove him to ddrink ,he would say, lol.] Just kidding, may Christ's peace be with you, Jim O.
 May 25, 2015 at 12:38pm
Well, you know what they say about Marines.
There is nothing more dangerous that a pissed off 19 year old Marine with a rifle.
WineDude, you are number 10 and beau coupe dinky dau.
 May 25, 2015 at 11:11am
On this day, like every day, I remember MSG Russell Peter “Pete” Bott, 1st Special Forces Group, Detachment B-52, Recon Team Viper, MIA, Laos, 6 December 1966. Two live sightings. I also remember SFC Willie Stark< MIA, who was with MSG Bott.
As a veteran, I never thank an active duty military member for their service. I thank them for their sacrifice. They gave up their youth and innocence. They saw their friends killed or wounded. They left their families without the certain hope of returning home.