About the book

my story

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He's five-foot-two and he's six-feet-four. He fights with missiles and with spears. He's all of thirty-one and he's only seventeen. He's been a soldier for a thousand years...

- Buffy Sainte-Marie, Universal Soldier

Mate Bunker Capin is a former green beret with more than 950 days in combat in the Balkans. He was educated in the art of war with an enormous knowledge of strategy, tactics, weapons and explosives. Going back home to Sweden will have its challenges however, when these skills aren’t necessary in everyday life.

Multiple personalities in one man's body. Two fates during two completely different periods in Europe. Mate's PTSD is eating him alive after his return from the war back to Sweden. With no help to find anywhere not even from his therapist. With severe PTSD and lack of choices, Mate must do whatever he can to survive everyday living.

Bunker Capin ​is a gripping true story of one man's battle with PTSD and the real life effects of war and violence.

Mate Bunker Capin

I was given the nickname Bunker after a mission during the Balkan war. I spent approximately 950 days in a combat unit as a member of the Croatia SOF's and was wounded several times.

Many years have gone by since my time in the military. Now that I have distance from the experience, I feel the need to share my story with those who serve their country and with any kind of mental illness as a result of this. The best way I can tell it is with my book Bunker Capin. Today I work as a teacher and public speaker and have three children. Thank you for listening to my story.

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what others do say

This guy is not for real, I want to read more.

Emil W.

I did read the book in a single sitting and fell in love with Mate's way to describe his fight.

Jonas P.

The difference between two worlds is extreme. Reading Mate's book should be mandatory for all military, to know how life can change from one worldview in one hell to another and then end in a third. You will understand what I mean when you read the book, not if you read it.

J. Engback (former Military Officer)

I cannot speak for my colleagues, but let me say this; If we in the police force had known about what is written in the book about Mate back in those days, then we would have a totally different approach vis-à-vis him. During the years that our roads were crossed, several of us policemen realized that he was not like the other delinquents, but we couldn't pin-point on what it was. Today I hope that our authorities will accept his history and leverages his experiences to help others.

Per S. (former Police Officer)

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