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Patriot Assistance Dog Jackson, right, with his new owner, U.S. Army veteran Mitch Kraft. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

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Though he’s been out of the U.S. Army since June 2011, it wasn’t until about a year ago that Mitch Kraft began experiencing panic attacks and anxiety.


“My heart started racing, and I’d have hot flashes,” he said, noting that his doctors told him he was suffering from panic attacks.

Kraft spent four years in the Army, during which he was deployed to Iraq and did two overseas tours in Korea and Germany.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454