FOOTBALL legend Terry Butcher yesterday told the Armed Forces to do more to support veterans after his son died “a victim of war” after battling severe post-traumatic stress disorder. Army captain Chris Butcher, 35, witnessed horrors in tours of Iraq and Afghanistan with the Royal Artillery.
His dad Terry, 59, fought back tears outside an inquest when he urged military chiefs “to look after their people”.
Chris “Butch” Butcher was forced to leave the Army in 2015 when his experiences began to affect him mentally, Ipswich Coroner’s Court heard.
He turned to drugs and alcohol to deal with flashbacks, hallucinations and voices in his head.
Christopher “was attacked day and night by an enemy” the hearing was told.