02-17-2012, 09:49 PM #1
Mystery man found frostbitten in Polish mountains identified as Iraq war veteran
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A man found with severe frostbite in subzero temperatures in the southern Polish mountains was being taken to a military hospital on Friday after his family identified him as a veteran of the Iraq war.
A picture of the bearded man lying on a hospital bed featured prominently in Polish media after foresters stumbled across him last week in an unheated shed in the Tatra Mountains. He was taken to the local hospital in Zakopane.
Despite suffering severe frostbite to his feet and being unable to speak properly, doctors said there was no danger to his life.
Defense Ministry spokesman Jacek Sonta said Friday the man is 36-year-old Wlodzimierz N., a veteran from a UN mission to Lebanon in 2000 and from the Iraq war in 2003 and 2004, who was discharged from the military in 2006 for unspecified health reasons.
He will be treated for frostbite but will also be put under psychological and psychiatric monitoring, Dabrowiecki said.
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Poor soul...he told his family he was on a foreign mission...so many of these men have suffered mentally from the wars....
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