But I believe that most men who have been to war would have to admit, if they are honest, that somewhere inside themselves they loved it too, loved it as much as anything that has happened to them before or since.
The writer Emmanuil Kazakevich noted in his diary on May 9, 1950: "Victory Day ... I dropped into the bar (pivnuiu). Two handicapped veterans and a plumber . . . were drinking beer and remembering the war. One of them was weeping, and then he said 'If there's another war, I'll volunteer again."
And last year in Grenada American boys charged into battle playing Wagner, a new generation aping the movies of Vietnam the way we aped the movies of World War 11, learning nothing, remembering nothing.
Etrigan: “ [A]ctive-duty servicemembers (who wouldn't be at suburban grocery stores) spend a minimum of two weeks between on-mission and out of post-deployment lockdown. Reservists spend closer to a month.”
Bill talks to Vietnam veteran and author Karl Marlantes about what we need to understand about the minds and hearts of our modern warriors.
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