Hmm, I’ve just seen a movie, that I’ll probably never watch again. Some of the thing troops go through in combat, are truly horrible. Even more terrifying, is what war can do to those that have been at it far to long. In a lot of ways, I’m glad I didn’t pursue a military career, b/c I honestly don’t know if I could live the rest of my life, if I had to experience some of the things that have happened to our fighting men. I generally have quite a hard exterior and the poker face to match it, but for this film, I shed tear.

Look at an infantryman’s eyes and you can tell how much war he has seen.
– Bill Mauldin, Up Front, 1944.

And say a prayer of thanks and for their safety, with my hand over my heart in salute.