War veterans heal through community work and rehabilitation in East Timor

Phil Burgess is still haunted by the death of a young soldier under his command, almost 20 years after they served with the Australian-led peacekeeping force in East Timor.

For years he struggled to talk about the incident and has only recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress (PTSD).

  • Anne Barker
  • ABC News

“I kept everything to myself, even [from] my family.”

Then a warrant officer with …

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