February 2, 2023

Virginia Marine Says Goodbye to Service Dog That Saved His Life: ‘He Helped Me Heal’

By Greg McQuade, CBS 6 News Richmond

Retired U.S. Marine Jason Haag counts his blessing daily. Deployed to war zones three times in seven years, Haag served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.

“The first time I got shot at my life changed forever. 100%,” Haag said. “Nothing will ever compare to what we went through over there.”

The veteran from Spotsylvania, Virginia was hit with machine gunfire and IEDs on separate occasions.

Haag survived his time overseas, but back home, hidden scars cut deep and unraveled the 42-year-old father’s life. Read more.