''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, 15 April 2016
Christopher Alder death
Christopher Alder, 37, a former paratrooper and Falklands War veteran, died on the floor of the custody suite at Hull's Queens Gardens police headquarters in April, 1998 after being arrested. He choked to death on blood and vomit resulting from injuries he had sustained in the earlier fracas while officers ignored him and carried on chatting. R.I.P.
`What should we do with the drunken soldier?`
Thank you soldier for your duty in Iraq But unfortunately you still need to wait at the back Our Doctors are busy Our Nurses are stressed We will get around to seeing you Were Doing our best
The soldiers chair is empty He’s gone to his meds A bottle of cheap whisky Will sort our his head
Sat on a park bench he screams at the moon He smashed the bottle then whistles a tune His Regimental March He needs another drink He pulls up his collar Smelling his own stink
Along comes two policeman They tell him to move He asks why he should? They say their not in the mood They drag him from the bench Then put in the boot
He’s back in Iraq being attacked by a mob They kick and they punch and they bite and they stab The cops take him to hospital He screams, "Ive been in Iraq" They tell him to keep his mouth shut And sit at the back.