''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, 8 April 2016
Why A British soldier and George Medal Recipient Has To Sleep In His Car
One of the
youngest recipients of the George Medal says better support is needed
for members of the British Armed Forces who leave the military with
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Medically-trained fusilier Daniel Smith, from Rochdale, tried
to help fellow soldiers in Iraq who had received terrible injuries.
The vehicle patrol he was part of was hit by
roadside bombs twice in a week in 2005. The Ministry of Defence citation
when he received his medal, at the age of just 21, said: "With no regard for his own safety and with his focus firmly on saving those in the vehicle, he commenced the evacuation of the casualties from the burning chaos." (RG) I guess this sums up what is wrong with our Country.