Veterans with PTSD should have MedicAlert IDs, says Afghanistan vet

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Legion Magazine
Front Lines Weekly Feature
Veterans with PTSD should have MedicAlert IDs, says Afghanistan vet

Veterans with PTSD should have MedicAlert IDs, says Afghanistan vet

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

War veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) should have validated MedicAlert bracelets stating that they have a combat-related illness, said the decorated survivor of an RPG attack and subsequent firefight.

Sean Teal, a wounded veteran who served four eventful tours in Afghanistan and earned the military’s second-highest award for valour, struggled with physical pain and mental health issues until he was ushered out of the army in 2014. Then his problems got worse.

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The hunt for Convoy HX-133

The hunt for Convoy HX-133

Story by Sharon Adams

Convoy HX-133—49 merchant ships and an escort of five warships—left Halifax on June 16, 1941, bound for Liverpool, England. Not all of them would arrive.

The merchant ships were arranged in nine short columns, with the escorts—HMC ships ChamblyOrillia and Collingwood, all of them corvettes, and two destroyers, HMCS Ottawa and HMS Wolfe—dispersed among and around them. They sailed into heavy fog.

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