Thomas Hutchinson proudly served in the United States Army from 1998-2015. During his service, he served as a combat Veteran in the Iraq war, working as an Combat Engineer.   Upon his retirement in 2015, the purpose he had felt from his military career began to slip away. His anxiety, PTSD and effects of a TBI following the war became overwhelming. His life changed, and his purpose was restored in a new way when he found the K9s on the Front Line organization and got matched with this battle buddy and service dog, Witten. Witten instantly began healing the emotional wounds from the war.