Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Soldiers being treated like crap etc

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Panorama | Army fails 'traumatised' soldiers

Richie Livingston, from Glasgow, went AWOL after a childhood friend and fellow soldier was killed in Iraq. He tried a drugs overdose and was later found carving his friend's name into his own chest with a scalpel. Mental health Richie told an army psychiatrist who said he was fit to return to duty. He then went AWOL again. "I felt they did not pay attention to what was going on and they thought I was basically putting it on," he said.
Good Stuff. Also read the other day that 800 British Soldiers are fired every year due to failing drug test. It's widely known and accepted that loads of American soldiers in Vietnam used heroin to get through it, I don't know HOW you would cope otherwise.

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