A Wall Street Journal story on the use therapeutic dogs included this brief mention of a knife attack in Iraq: It's unclear to me how he came to be thrown into the truck, but he did suffer serious injuries from it and now uses a cane. It says here that he fell backwards and slammed his head, breaking the vertebrae and causing TBI. He left the service in 2007. Among other things, he now fears crowds and suffers from anxiety. He now also is a member of a veterans against the Iraq war group.