I have an update on the story that I reported last November, Soldier Saves Dog from War Zone
Sadly, Capt. Smathers has passed away. He was walking his dogs at a local school when he collapsed suddenly. Paramedics tried to revive Smathers but were not successful. He died on the scene.
Smathers’ had endured alot since he returned from Iraq. He had multiple wounds and had gone through seven surgeries. Family and friends reported that things were beginning to look up for Smathers. In fact, he had got another dog to keep Scout company when he was away.
A friend with a big heart has adopted both dogs.
There are more details at InsideBayArea.com