WAR 7 - The Long, Slow Death

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Published Jun 22, 2022, 9:23 AM

Stuart Langridge was a model soldier. But when he returned from a tour in Afghanistan, his family noticed that something was off. 

He was suffering from PTSD. But instead of providing him the treatment he needed, Stuart was punished and humiliated by the Canadian Forces. 

Like too many Afghan veterans, Stuart ended up taking his own life. And when his parents began to ask questions about what had happened to their son, the Canadian military went to war against them.


Featured in this episode: Sheila Fynes, Shaun Fynes, David Pugliese (The Ottawa Citizen), Steven Staples, Bruce Moncur, Sean Teal


To learn more:

“The Canadian military’s war against a soldier’s family” by David Pugliese in The Ottawa Citizen

“Former soldier who lost part of his brain for Canada says sacrifice being demeaned” by Ryan Maloney in HuffPost Canada

“Veterans with PTSD should have MedicAlert IDs, says Afghanistan vet” by Stephen J. Thorne in Legion Magazine

“The Unremembered” by Renata D’Aliesio, Les Perreaux and Allan Maki in The Globe and Mail


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