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Veteran, service dog recognized by VFW

Former Marine now helping others, ‘That’s why I do what I do’

 

Last updated 10/1/2021 at 4:32pm

Fallbrook resident Chris Ingraham and his service dog Mattis, shown here at the Fallbrook VFW Sept. 27, are being recognized in the national Veterans of Foreign Wars #StillServing campaign honoring veterans who continue to serve after the military. Village News/Christine Eastman photo

By Rick Monroe

Village News Writer

Fallbrook resident Chris Ingraham and his service dog Mattis are being recognized in the national Veterans of Foreign Wars #StillServing campaign honoring veterans who continue to serve after the military. In conjunction with National Service Dog Month, the campaign focuses on veterans who #StillServe alongside their canine companions.

Ingraham is a U.S. Marine veteran who served in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. To deal with his post-combat PTSD and panic attacks, Ingraham was prescribed a service dog by his doctor. That’s when he met Mattis, a chocolat...



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