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45 year old Briton, Paul Urey, had a lifelong desire to see war. Unfortunately, he also had insulin dependent diabetes. Having worked already as a contractor in Afghanistan, Paul became lulled into a false sense of security about his potentially deadly chronic incurable disease. When war started in Ukraine, Paul got a job as a logistics contractor running supplies behind the lines, ignoring urgent warnings from the Home Office to stay away like his life depended on it. Now, Ukraine is a country with a robust enough medical industry if you're a civilian, so he could get insulin. However, Paul decided at some point to abandon working behind the lines and try to drive unarmed up not only to the front, but through enemy lines. He naturally got captured. In captivity, Paul was cut off from his insulin supply, causing him to fall into a coma and die.

Submitted on 07/19/2022

Submitted by: Brian Mead

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Bruce said:
Definitely Keep: Darwin Award
The article further states "he was found to have insulin-dependant diabetes, damage to the respiratory system and kidneys, and a number of diseases of the cardiovascular system". Given all that he definitely should not have put himself into the situation he did, even if it was for altruistic reasons. For that reason I'll allow this. Thanks, Brian.

Tracy said:
Definitely Keep: Darwin Award
Thanks - he was doing an admirable job, but should have been concentrating on his many illnesses