Jail for Timor hero. In NSW an East Timor vet is convicted of armed robbery (that included firing the weapon) and makes much of his time in Timor in an attempt to justify his fall from grace. The veteran, Brett Keogh reportedly suffers flashbacks and nightmares, has trouble sleeping and contracted malaria in Timor. His Dad says;
... his son never asked for help. "It's a macho thing. He's over there leading a platoon - who's going to admit to having problems when they get back?"Lieutenants lead platoons. According to Triple J Brett Keogh was a corporal.
Described as "gregarious and fun-loving" before going to East Timor, the young soldier "came back that paranoid he always thought someone was going to kill him", Keogh's father, Brian, told The Australian yesterdayParanoid. Mmmm. Maybe he was paranoid because he was kicked out of the Army ..... after being discharged for testing positive to drugs... and graduated to injecting himself with amphetamines. Maybe amphetamines leads to paranoia, I don't know, but to blame all his sins on his service is weak and brings disrepute on those soldiers who served well and continue to serve their country in the military or civy street. Hero my arse. Good man gone bad maybe, but no hero. More>>