He fought bravely for his country in the Second World War, a hero who endured the hell of Dunkirk and the battle of El Alamein.
Douglas Mainwaring survived relatively unscathed after seeing friends blown up and others left with horrific wounds.
But when it came to surviving treatment by the NHS for what was believed to be a simple verruca, it was a very different story.
Douglas, 93, has now lost both his legs following a string of alleged hospital blunders that left him needing amputations.
And in the aftermath, his family say the former soldier has not even been given the wheelchair he needs by the NHS and has to spend days on end stuck in bed.
Douglas,a former long distance lorry driver who has been married to wife Jean, 82, for 64 years, can only get downstairs if one of his children visits to carry him on and off the stair-lift.
She says the family have contacted health chiefs and even the Welsh Assembly to complain about his treatment by the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, South Wales, but feel totally let down.
We, the undersigned, call on the Welsh Assembly to take up the plight of Douglas Mainwaring, in his family's request for a specialist wheelchair to meet Douglas's needs.
He fought bravely for his country in the Second World War, a hero who endured the hell of Dunkirk and the battle of El Alamein. He fought for his country, now it's his country's turn to fight for him.
The Dunkirk survivor fights for wheelchair petition to Welsh Assembly was written by Bryan Jones and is in the category Patriotism at GoPetition.