Today marks ten years since the start of the Iraq War. Thousands of Welsh soldiers served in the conflict, with fourteen killed and many more maimed, or suffering serious long term mental health problems.
Our reporter David Wood has been speaking to some of those who survived the war.
The mother of the first Welsh soldier to die in the conflict has told ITV News that she believes it achieved little, apart from making people in Britain more afraid.
Lance Bombardier Llewelyn Evans now has a community centre in his name in his hometown of Llandudno - and his mother has set up 'Operation Welly', sending parcels full of useful kit to soldiers serving overseas.
He was one of eight British servicemen killed when their helicopter crashed, in the very first days of the war, ten years ago. This is his mother Theresa's story, in her own words.