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The Resource Returned Soldier

Returned Soldier

Label
Returned Soldier
Title
Returned Soldier
Statement of responsibility
James Prascevic
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James was a plumber in Victoria, when he decided to enlist as an infantryman in the Australian Defence Force. With 1 RAR he served in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was confronted with the horrifying effects of Improvised Explosive Devices. James provides an honest, gripping first-hand account of the front lines of combat, and of the training that got him there. Upon his return from Afghanistan, he completed the Commando Selection and Training Course and most of the Reinforcement Cycle for the Special Forces, but broke his leg in a parachuting incident. That was when the 'black dog' bit, causing him to be medically discharged from the ADF after almost ten years of service. He was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), major depression, anxiety and alcohol dependence. At first he was silent about it, until he lost his wife, his career and nearly his life. As a result of this, he did fundraising for the Black Dog Institute, set up the website Different Challenge, and crossed Bass Strait in a 'tinnie' to raise awareness of mental illness and its often devastating effects
Summary
James was a plumber in Victoria when he decided to enlist as an infantryman in the Australian Defence Force. Upon his return from Afghanistan, he completed the Commando Selection and Training Course and most of the Reinforcement Cycle for the Special Forces, but broke his leg in a parachuting incident. That was when the black dog bit, causing him to be medically discharged from the ADF after almost ten years of service. James reminds us about the sacrifices Australian soldiers make for their country, and that there is no shame in admitting you have a mental illness.
Biography type
autobiography
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10641471
Cataloging source
ANL
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1979-
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Prascevic, James
Dewey number
355.0092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Autobiography
Target audience
adult
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my battles : Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan, depression and post traumatic stress disorder
Label
Returned Soldier
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:DJA_095522
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922129505
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Returned Soldier
Control code
BORROWBOX:DJA_095522
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781922129505
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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