Level of Stress

Heroes Remember

I wouldn’t say that it’s a bomb exploding or being shot at, for myself anyway. It’s not that, because we were shelled the first day we arrived in Cirat and everybody just kind of took that as, this is what happens. Getting shot at, this is what happens. When it’s, when there’s a situation where you have to make choices, or you have to see stuff that’s out of the ordinary and you can’t help or you can’t do anything. It’s that, I think it’s that reaction or non-reaction that you think about afterwards, which may cause stress and that’s, that’s just my opinion. It’s just, you know, should I have done something, shouldn’t I have done something, you know. Did I do the right thing and if you’re worried about that I think that, those are things that may stress you out more. So that for me I think is more stressful than being shelled or anything else, because you know how to react. Jump in the foxhole, jump in the trench that’s it, right? But, you know, it’s more of the reaction or non-reaction and you having to think about it afterwards.

Mr. Slusar describes the level of stress and reasons that cause intensity during a mission.

Clint Slusar

Mr. Slusar was born September 28, 1967 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After making the decision to join the military, Mr. Slusar enlisted in the army with the 3 Royal Canadian Regiment. After spending time in Germany training as a combat soldier, Mr. Slusar travelled with his fellow soldiers to Sarajevo in 1992 as part of November Company Group. Because of his service during his tour in Sarajevo, Mr. Slusar was awarded The Commander-In-Chief Unit commendation for his participation in securing the Sarajevo Airport for humanitarian relief flights and escorting these relief convoys into the city. Mr. Slusar retired from the military for personal reasons and has a great amount of pride for his service in Sarajevo.

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