A golden retriever and also an honorary member (and mascot) of the 12th Cavalry Association named Jethro has travelled with his owner, Raymond St. John, in counselling as many as 1,000 veterans from coast to coast.
The dog also sits on the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Patient Care Centered Committee and the Mental Health Executive Council, and attends to numerous veteran support groups. The dog’s owner is also a veteran and previously suffered from PTSD. Without the golden retriever’s help, he would still have that disorder.
The dog has been considered nothing short of a fearless ambassador, diplomat, and companion.