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About Roger

Roger, born in 1962 is a retired officer of the Norwegian Army. He is also a freelance writer, providing articles for newspapers, glossy history magazines, and essays and chronicles for different media.

He is from the coastal town of Sandefjord in South-East Norway, started out as a seaman traveling the world before he joined the Army in 1981.

He has been deployed in military operations in Lebanon, Kosovo, Macedonia (now North-Macedonia), Iraq, and Afghanistan. After several years as a staff officer and advisor in combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, he developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being under severe pressure.

Being disabled in 2019 after several suicide attempts and a lot of mental treatment he and his wife decided to move to a place with more sunlight and warmer days. You can run but you can’t hide, but you can find better places to cope with your challenges. So now they live on the island of Roatan, which is the largest island in the Bay Islands, belonging to Honduras.

He is married to Angela Claire, his third wife, and thanks to her he is alive today, taking all the battles with a wounded war veteran. He got three children from previous marriages, all grown up.

Roger is also a skilled singer/ song-writer/ composer/ keyboardist, and released his album “Yonder – Distant but Within Sight” under the name of Roger Helmers in 2008. These songs are more or less aspects of being a soldier and a war veteran. He is in 2022 working on new material.

He is providing concerts with his own material on Roatan in 2022 and 2023.

Rogers music: