He remembered when he lost his right hand. Starving, he was caught pilfering a mango from an Afghani market.
A land mine took both is legs in Lebanon.
When he was fighting rebels in Syria, his left arm was shredded to pieces by machine gun bullets.
Chemical weapons destroyed his respiratory system and he had to buy new lungs. Half of his face was melted off and he required plastic surgery to look almost normal again.
His new body was as real as any reason to fight war, and he will always serve his country although it doesn't serve him.