''The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war,no matter how justified,shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation'' --George Washington--
Friday, 4 April 2014
Record the suicide rate of ex-soldiers to help fight Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Lance Sergeant Dan Collins was prepared to pay the ultimate sacrifice for his fellow man, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was prepared to take that payment. Please if you haven't already signed then sign the Gov't. e-petition and help make a difference.
Dan Collins wanted to be a soldier. At just 16 years old he joined the army and served with the Welsh Guards. He did tours in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. In Helmand Province in 2009, Dan Collins could have died several times, but miraculously he survived being shot in the back, his leg being grazed by a bullet and being caught in two bomb blasts. Dan Collins witnessed war up close and personal.
Dan Collins came back from Afghanistan scarred by what he had seen. On New Year's Day, Collins telephoned the police from the Preseli Mountains just outside the village of Rosebush in Pembrokeshire in West Wales and told them he was going to hang himself.
Dan Collins' name will not appear on any war memorial to the 'Glorious Dead', yet he was as much a victim of the war as any of the official casualties. Sign this petition HERE