Soldiers claim man made up his military history

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 Color Sgt. David Dodd salutes during the playing of the Last Post...

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 Color Sgt. David Dodd salutes during the playing of the Last Post at the Remembrance Day Service on Nov. 11, 2012 at the Peterborough Cenotaph in Confederation Square. Other soldiers are questioning the stories he has told about serving with Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and why he is wearing medals without having served in duty. Branch 52 is conducting an investigation. Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/QMI Agency file photo

Galen Eagle, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:19 PM ET

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — David Jeffrey Dodd says he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, haunted by the scenes of his overseas experiences when his Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry platoon was bombed and a female soldier died in his arms.

“She was an incredible soldier. I lost 4 good soldiers and she was one!” Dodd posted on the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) Association Facebook page Sunday.

“I’m coming into a hard time of year (feb sucks bc that’s when it happened) ... I can’t sleep most nights because I see s--- in my dreams.”

It would be a gut-wrenching story, if it was true.

But nobody who has served with the Patricias appears to know Dodd or know anyone who does.

Even more peculiar, the Patricias have never lost a female soldier in the manner Dodd described.


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