Sunday, October 16, 2016

UK PTSD Veteran: Eecognition That You Served Your Country Well

At last Harry hero gets his medal, all thanks to the Mail on Sunday: Veteran who served alongside the Prince in Afghanistan receives the award he should have had EIGHT years ago
Daily Mail
By NICK CONSTABLE FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
15 October 2016
Mr Smith, 44, said: ‘I can’t thank The Mail on Sunday enough. I left the Army with undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder and have had problems readjusting to civilian life. 'A lot of it stems from needing to feel valued and have recognition that you served your country well.
Served together: Prince Harry (left) is pictured with fellow soldiers including Sergeant Deane Smith (right) on his way into a church in Windsor for a remembrance service in 2008
An Army veteran who served alongside Prince Harry in Afghanistan has at last been given the service medal he should have received eight years ago – thanks to The Mail on Sunday.

Last week, this newspaper reported how Sergeant Deane Smith had lost a court battle for ownership of his Operational Service Medal.

It went missing shortly before it was due to be presented to him at a ceremony in 2008, at which the Prince and others who served with the Household Cavalry were given their honours.
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