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Posted by Don Pearson from Canada on February 18, 2021 at 02:34:57:

It seems that the government has now recognized post traumatic stress syndrome as a "valid" disability and sufferers may be awarded a military medical pension as a result of it. It will be interesting to see how they handle this.

From what I have seen and heard, there are some claimants like WO Matt Stopford, who did some "hard" time in Croatia where, during his tour with 2 PPCLI, they experienced demanding operational cirmcumstances. On the other hand, I know of Gulf War veterans who never got closer to the front than a thousand miles, who claim to be suffering stress as a result of the war. The hardest thing they had to do was avoid sunburn.

When they start to award money, they will have to look at who got the stress and how they got it. It would be a shame if we ever created the impression that those less hardy individuals got more money, more easily for never having smelled cordite than those who repeatedly stared down the barrel of a gun. I don't think we can avoid debates about the "wimps" who couldn't hack it in the rear area and the folks who suffer stress as a result of real operations.

Watch and shoot...


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