Gary Green – Bombs for Breakfast

Gary Green Joined the British Army in the winter of 2007. In Summer 2009 he deployed to Afghanistan to fight on the front line. There he faced the true horrors of war dealing with injured civilians and colleagues alongside daily fire fights with the enemy, until he himself was blown up by two IEDs. He was left blind in his right eye and medically discharged from the armed services in 2010. In 2011 he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and in 2014 he had his poem PTSD published in the anthology of love. Following that, in 2015 he produced a video of the poem that reached over 250,000 people on social media. In 2017 Gary took part in a BBC3 documentary ‘Amazing Humans’ viewed by 6 million people. He is now a Trustee and Board member of the charity Deptherapy, where he plays a part in rehabilitating veterans who have life changing, physical and mental injuries. He is a PADI Ambassadiver for the UK and ran the London Marathon in 2015 for Tickets for Troops. In 2018 he published his first book ‘Bombs for Breakfast’.