Healing With Fellow Veterans Over a Spread of Decoys and Fresh Duck Brekwiches
By Darrell Rostek
Adam, Steve and I served together in Afghanistan during “Taskforce 1-08” with the Second battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI). We were all wounded in combat. While traveling in a LAV (Light Armoured Vehicle), Steve and I were struck by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). I suffered a traumatic brain injury. This was Steve’s third encounter with an IED. About a month later Adam lost his leg when his LAV was hit by rocket during an ambush. It didn’t take me long to realize that it would take extensive time to heal and some things would never be the same for the three of us.
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