Major Marie Semple is serving as a nurse at the Field Hospital in Camp Bastion
Grandmother On Afghanistan Tour -- Belfast Telegraph
She may be a semi-retired grandmother-of-five soon eligible to draw a state pension but Marie Semple shows no sign of slowing down.
The 55-year-old Army reservist, dubbed "Combat Granny", from Co Antrim, has spent weeks caring for wounded soldiers, Afghan civilians and even insurgents at the field hospital in Camp Bastion - one of the busiest trauma units in the world.
"I didn't think twice about coming out," she said. "I joined the TA late in life for the challenge and for the possibility of deploying somewhere. I felt I needed to do another tour of Afghanistan as an ending to my challenge of joining the Territorial Army. The whole idea of joining was to deploy but, I have certainly got my money's worth out of it."
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My Comment: She is still capable ... so why not.