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.