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Dogs return home from war, deal with post traumatic stress

Jofa is a four-legged wet nosed warrior who is now back home after being on the front lines of the war on terror.

Jofa and his original handler—Sgt. Zainah Creamer—were a team few could match.

“This particular team had a closer bond than I had seen before,” said Captain Aulbrio Fennell.

The two were deployed together in 2010. But, during a mission in January 2011, Sgt. Creamer stepped on an explosive device with Jofa still on the leash.

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  1. I was at the ceremony at Liberty State Park when her family received the Sirius Award from Lt. Lim of PAPD> Jofa was present with his new handler. It was a very moving ceremony.