Anyone read about this guy?

#1
Just clocked it in a local paper -

Soldier injured himself to avoid return to Afghanistan - Stockport Express

Most of the comments seem to support him and give him a bit of sympathy, Except for Propersentences, who has a fair point. I don't think this as bad as Joe Glenton, as the lad hasn't served long enough to leave, but does point out that he appears to have gone AWOL during his training for the OP.
 
#2
two ways of looking at this, i feel slightly sorry as hes felt the need to go this far to get away from it however the side of me that would do anything for my mates struggles to comprehend hurting myself so i didnt have to return

Hopefully he gets the help he needs
 
#5
On one side of it, he's a total fuckwit for not talking to his welfare officer or somone else. On t'other... he's a fuckwit. Sympathy to him for being made into a nutcase though.
 
#6
On one side of it, he's a total fuckwit for not talking to his welfare officer or somone else. On t'other... he's a fuckwit. Sympathy to him for being made into a nutcase though.
What the **** would you know you no-mark ****? Been there lately?
 
#9
On one side of it, he's a total fuckwit for not talking to his welfare officer or somone else. On t'other... he's a fuckwit. Sympathy to him for being made into a nutcase though.
please tell me you making that comment with the relivant experience behind you! COD or any other playbox game dosnt count
 
#13
On one side of it, he's a total fuckwit for not talking to his welfare officer or somone else. On t'other... he's a fuckwit. Sympathy to him for being made into a nutcase though.
Let's face it. He's a coward. There are cowards in the army as there are in any walk of life.
yup but a sick young man who at least went there in the first place! mixed thoughts from myself
 
#15
Getting back to the topic! its a tough one really!

back in the day going AWOL for any reason was a big NO NO regardless of reasons!i wouldnt have dreamt of doing it!
1.You dont want to let your muckers down
2.You joined the fooking army and trained to do this shiit
3.Your surrounded by Muckers and your all fookin bullet proof and bomb proof(thats what you think in your mind)your the creme de le creme

but on the other side of it i think todays Army lets you think a bit more and question etc etc
plus you can get your story in the public domain a lot easier!
He wasnt cut out for Army life is the short of it, so it shouldnt be getting airtime so to speak!
 
#17
Let's face it. He's a coward. There are cowards in the army as there are in any walk of life.
Fair one, but at least he has been there. The nearest that bellend has been to Afghan is call of duty.
 
#20
On one side of it, he's a total fuckwit for not talking to his welfare officer or somone else. On t'other... he's a fuckwit. Sympathy to him for being made into a nutcase though.
Agreed, though so have tens of thousands of others but they managed to return and face their fears.
yup, all very sad!

ive been in the position where people i knew didnt return and i wasnt so sympathetic to them!

i just find it hard to be so judgemental on lads with PTSD when i dont know exactly what they have been through. He has to live the rest of his life knowing he let his mates down. Thats punnishment enough
 

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