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Source:  The New York Times

Many of the smiles mask deep sorrows in “To Be of Service.”  But hope still runs throughout much of the documentary.

Directed by Oscar nominee Josh Aronson (“Sound and Fury”), the film looks at veterans of wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam whose post-traumatic stress has devastated them.

One man mentions the more than 31 pills he takes daily to try to control his illness, while others have turned to alcohol and illegal drugs.

Yet some of the most successful treatments come from programs that provide veterans with specially trained service dogs.

“To Be of Service” is available now on Netflix.

Read the story at The New York Times.


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