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Cullion
8th July 15, 11:24 AM
Norman was an SAS trooper parachuted in behind German lines as part of a small squad with the job of just generally causing chaos. After the war he got a job as a bank manager in a small town and didn't talk about the war at all. He lived to the age of 95.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11725078/First-British-soldier-to-land-in-France-on-D-Day-dies.html

The article says he was a cheerful person his whole life, but probably had a nice hot cup of shut the fuck up for all of us.

Feryk
8th July 15, 01:01 PM
A lot of people will say that you need to relive a hard time in your life and really DEAL with the emotions. This guy and a few other former special ops guys I know did it this way.

It's over and done. No need to discuss it. Especially with people who weren't there and couldn't possibly understand.

And then they re-invent themselves as happy, sociable people. No idea HOW they do it, but it's really impressive. Kind of the opposite of PTSD.

Harpy
9th July 15, 03:56 PM
There's nothing better than hearing he went on to live a full life. Respect.