His childhood ambition was to be a Royal Marine, and he served in the corps for 15 years. Obviously I have no idea how long we are going to stay, but I guess I'll be back mid-May, hopefully the 5th, because I will stand to win nearly 50 bottles of champagne.
He was renowned for always being among the first to volunteer for any task, and for boldly leading his men into battle from the front. The quartermaster and I are running a book on it." Colour Sergeant John Cecil Royal Marines Died: 21 March 2003 Aged 35, and from Newcastle upon Tyne, John was "proud to be a Royal Marine, proud to be British and proud to represent his country", according to his family.
Many a Zen Survivor has elements of the Shell Shocked Veteran in his Back Story, though the Shell Shocked Veteran is likelier to eventually prove he's a Jerk with a Heart of Gold or a Knight in Sour Armor. They may be an Old Soldier, but are probably not a Blood Knight, and definitely not a Phony Veteran.
Some may go From Camouflage to Criminal and take up a life of crime due to the mental distress they've been put under.
They bring special skills and discipline, but a Marshall Project investigation suggests the prevalence of veterans also complicates relations between police and communities. William Thomas, a retired Newark police sergeant, left his home in a body bag. A team of police officers and medical technicians had strapped his limbs together, stuffing his body into a mesh sack to restrain him after he tried to fight them off.
Isis usually booby trap them with IEDS,” Jason Troy, a Canadian fighter with the Kurdish Peshmerga says, pushing open the gate to a bombed out building in Sinjar, Iraqi Kurdistan. ” he asks as he clambers over the rubble to point out the remnants of a rocket fired by Isis a few weeks ago.
An overpowering smell of garlic hits us as the 38-year-old Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) from Alberta talks with frenzied energy.
The majority of veterans return home and reintegrate with few problems, and most police leaders value having them on the force.
They bring with them skills and discipline that police forces regard as assets.