Iraq war hero who sleeps in car after suffering PTSD slams lack of support from army
BY JOHN SCHEERHOUT
7 APR 2016
Decorated veteran Daniel Smith, 31, says he has been let down after his discharge on medical grounds three years ago
A war hero who is sleeping in his car while battling post traumatic stress disorder has slammed the lack of support he has received.
Decorated Iraq veteran Daniel Smith, 31, from Rochdale, described his 3 Series BMW as ‘a little mobile house’.
He takes his car onto the moors above the town to surf the internet on his tablet and even takes a quilt to sleep there to get away from people, the Manchester Evening news reported .
“I find it a bit depressing but I’d rather be alone to be honest,” said Daniel, who claims he has been let down by the army after his discharge on medical grounds three years ago.
The former fusilier was diagnosed with PTSD after his patrol was blown up by a roadside bomb in Basra in 2005.
He was handed the George Medal, second only to the Victoria Cross, by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in 2013.
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