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Veteran Humour

Pat Murray lost a leg in Iraq war and now has to use black humour to fend of pitying looks. He developed his quick wit whilst undergoing rehabilitation at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. Another man who lost his leg pretended he’d lost it on a rollercoaster ride as he was dismounting from it. Being able to joke is seen as an important sign of the emotional healing process and mirrors the way the WWII airmen known as The Guinea Pig Club joked about their terrible burns.

Read full article in the Washington Post.


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