By Colin Michael Davis
He was a soldier. Decorated in two war fronts in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was a trained killer. He had to be to survive. He represented Australia and all it stood for. He was our man in the Middle East. Stories were told about him and his ilk—songs and movies were made to tell us at home about his exploits.
Toastmasters and Guests—how different was the outcome. How significant the home front exchanges with his family WHEN HE RETURNED.
Snipers—IEDs—insurgent murders—drugs—-boredom and loneliness in a culture to us as foreign as chalk is to cheese. These were the challenges that confronted our soldier from hell.