Albert Serdet (b. UK, 1920), blinded veteran from the Second World War (WWII). "Our sergeant was crazy. He sat in the back of our truck, hammering on a bazooka. He threw it on the street and it exploded. Later, in the Netherlands, we lay dug in next to a big house. I saw the sergeant pick something up. He said "What is this Albert?" and threw it to me. I woke up three weeks later. My left eye was gone and my right eye was badly wounded and later removed leaving me blind. Both my ears were perforated and since then I am hard of hearing. The sergeant had thrown a grenade to me. I don't know what became of him."