Anzac Day: Young diggers struggle with PTSD from recent conflicts

24 Apr 2016

ABC News article By Louise Merrillees Sunday 24 April 2016

As we remember the veterans from the great world wars, Korea and Vietnam on Anzac Day, are we forgetting the sacrifice of younger service men and women who served in more recent conflicts?

Young Australians who served overseas and return with physical and mental scars in wars are not being celebrated with the ceremony afforded to diggers from Gallipoli and the Western Front.

Many are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with some finding their so-called peacekeeping missions just as traumatic, or more so, than time spent in combat zones.

The article relates to the personal comments and experiences of three people.

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