Lt. Col. Benjamin 'Ty' Edwards takes a break from physical therapy with occupational therapist Sue Smith to give some attention to his service dog-in-training, Cody Bear, at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital on Sept. 20, 2010. Dog trainer Jeannie Bates, at right, brought Cody Bear to Tampa on several occasions to give the dog exposure to its future working environment as well as to train Edwards on dog handling. David Albers/Staff

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Lt. Col. Benjamin "Ty" Edwards takes a break from physical therapy with occupational therapist Sue Smith to give some attention to his service dog-in-training, Cody Bear, at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital on Sept. 20, 2010. Dog trainer Jeannie Bates, at right, brought Cody Bear to Tampa on several occasions to give the dog exposure to its future working environment as well as to train Edwards on dog handling. David Albers/Staff

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