Scandal of our abandoned war heroes | News Of The World A story about "abandoned war heroes" in the NOTW today. 1st up a 31 year old former lieutenant who was a sniper in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. So many holes in the story I suspect that the reporter was drinking the same booze as the "war hero". Either the British Legion has some work to do, or the waltfinder general needs to spring into action. This reinforces my perception that many tramps pretend to have illustrious military histories to beg more effectively.