An item on the local TV news today covered a special tribute from a 70 year old son to his dad on his 100th birthday.
Apparently Dad was entitled to 6 medals for his service in WW2 but declined them at the end of the war because he did not want to be reminded of his wartime experiences, the friends he had lost and the sights he had seen.
For his 100th birthday, the son had the “missing” medals minted and awarded to his dad as a special tribute.
How bloody insensitive can you get?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is real and possibly forever. Resurrecting bad memories after 70 years is not likely to help.
What can help is a donation to http://www.combatstress.org.uk , the charity that strives to help those who struggle with their memories of war.