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Old 02-06-2014, 04:33 AM   #30
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Documentary following the journey of 2 injured soldiers: 19-year-old Ranger Andy Allen who, in July 2008, had his right leg blown off and his eyes badly burnt by an improvised explosive device; and 24-year-old Lance Corporal Tom Neathway, who lost three limbs after moving a booby-trapped sandbag..Unconscious and watched by their families they fight for their lives, but surviving their injuries is just the beginning..Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event..Trauma, which means "wound" in Greek, is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds one's ability to cope or integrate the emotions involved with that experience.. A traumatic event involves one experience, or repeating events with the sense of being overwhelmed that can be delayed by weeks, years, or even decades as the person struggles to cope with the immediate circumstances, eventually leading to serious, long-term negative consequences, often overlooked even by mental health professionals: "If clinicians fail to look through a trauma lens and to conceptualize client problems as related possibly to current or past trauma, they may fail to see that trauma victims, young and old, organize much of their lives around repetitive patterns of reliving and warding off traumatic memories, reminders, and affects"...

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Children of War foundation "She picked up what she thought was a rock, but actually it was a grenade. She hit it on the floor and it exploded."A Worcestershire paratrooper who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan has denied newspaper reports that is quitting the Army over bullying..Cpl Thomas Neathway said he was leaving to pursue a career in motor sport..He confirmed there was a continuing investigation into complaints he made about bullying, but said "the reason for me leaving the Army is not that"..In a statement the Army said Cpl Neathway's complaint was being "thoroughly investigated"..A spokesman said the Army has a "zero-tolerance approach" to all forms of bullying, discrimination and abuse..BBC News..A pipe bomb is an improvised explosive device, a tightly sealed section of pipe filled with an explosive material. The containment provided by the pipe means that simple low Explosives can be used to produce a relatively large explosion, and the fragmentation of the pipe itself creates potentially lethal shrapnel..Corporal Antionio Sivo is a a Bomb Disposal Advisor working in the Counter-IED and Search Task Force. In this video he tells you more about his job in Afghanistan..http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showt...t=74914&page=7

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An improvised explosive device (IED) is a homemade bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action. It may be constructed of conventional military explosives, such as an artillery round, attached to a detonating mechanism. Roadside bombs are a common use of IEDs..IEDs may be used in terrorist actions or in unconventional warfare by guerrillas or commando forces in a theater of operations. In the second Iraq War, IEDs were used extensively against US-led Coalition forces and by the end of 2007 they had become responsible for approximately 63% of Coalition deaths in Iraq.. They are also used in Afghanistan by insurgent groups, and have caused over 66% of the Coalition casualties in the 2001–present Afghanistan War.. ARMED Forces veterans have slammed a new Winchester café saying its name is an insult to their fallen comrades..They are angry the Falling Plates Café has opened its doors at their historic regimental home, calling it a “slap in the face” and “an insult to the memory of the dead”..The former Royal Green Jackets (RGJ) soldiers say Falling Plates is a derogatory nickname for heavy casualties suffered in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan..Plate smashing, a traditional Greek folk custom involving the smashing of plates or glasses during celebratory occasions. In popular culture, the practice is most typical of foreigners' stereotypical image of Greece, and while it occurs more rarely today, it continues to be seen on certain occasions, such as weddings, although plaster plates are more likely to be used...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21180955
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/searc...&topic_id=6843
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=133They were moving him to the Isle of Wight while it happened.. We think he's left the country.. I Understand your little girl's feeling better, eh..Bloody proud of yourself, aren't you.. I couldn't just stand there and watch him shoot those people right in front of me. It was...RAge..Pure RAge..She's in the recovery room..They're watching her..Bring up Camp 18 again..I'm not after your job, Marty..GW..Satellite now entering target area...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=457

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