A Gulf War veteran's service dog Honor provided the Army veteran suffering with PTSD a lifeline to help return him to his family. Now, after Gulf War veteran Wade Baker took his own life, his service dog Honor is continuing to serve by helping the Baker family heal.
Watch the touching story of Honor and the Baker military family in the video below. The AP news video features footage of Gulf War veteran Wade Baker detailing his non-stop struggle with PTSD and how his service dog Honor helped him be able to function each day and "become a dad again."
It also shares the sad events that took place this summer when the military veteran locked Honor in his home, called 911, drove to a local church and became another veteran who committed suicide.
When Gulf War veteran Wade Baker was alive and having a nightmare, a flashback, while sleeping, Honor would climb on his master's chest and begin licking his face in order to stop Baker's nightmare and comfort him.
At Baker's funeral, Honor made his way through the crowd of weeping family members and attempted to climb up into his master's flag-draped casket. When he couldn't comfort his master, the service dog curled up under the casket refusing to move.
Many service dogs like Honor are removed from the family once the person they were assigned to work with dies. These dogs then go on to help a new veteran or other individual.
Honor, however, is staying with the Baker family. His new duty is to comfort the military family left behind and to serve as a reminder to Baker's wife and boys of their loving husband and father.
After watching the video below, you can read the entire AP News story here.
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