Re Guest Chelsea Pensioner.
Unless my father was reporting a lie- and he was very reluctant to talk about the gory details of his war service- There's no urban myth about his experience. And there's plenty of documented data about the Gurkha as both human and soldier. In the current climate, it would be all to easy to lump American soldiers together as thugs.
There are clearly at least some thugs in the British army, and there were some splended human beings fighting on the side of Hitler.