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Zehnacker's son, Hunter, and his wife, Nancy, play with Abe -- a yellow lab puppy that will be trained to one day serve as a Patriot Service Dog in Becker County.

'patriot dogs' help veterans

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War has a way of leaving soldiers fighting a battle within themselves long after they are home safe.

"When I left Iraq I had a lot of aggression issues," said retired Marine Geoffrey Zehnacker, who worked did three tours in Iraq in a patrol that searched for mines and set off improvised explosive devises (IED's).


The ones they found on purpose they set off at a distance.

The ones they found by accident could be deadly.

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