Shit. Loses an eye, gets back into a combat unit and ends up in Nakhonay of all places? That's an ugly area- it was part of our AO when we were still in Kandahar and we lost a lot of guys in the area. If he can hack it there he can hack it anywhere. Good on him.
The nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.