But back home he struggled to adapt and unsurprisingly gets into trouble (assault, GBH & goes AWOL) . The contrast between the footage of him fighting for his life in Afganistan and then on guard duty in Aldershot is stark.
Through it all he seems like the boy next door who you always want to be on your team. And yet I was left feeling we have failed him. Are we really surprised he struggled to adapt? He clearly can't go around punching people to the ground when he gets angry but what else could we expect?
Give it a watch on the BBC iplayer here ... but it expires in 6 days.