"I'm sorry I must leave, but I must do what is asked of me by my God, my Country, and my Corps.. and so, the war blog begins, again." ~B

10 June 2010

Love and Brotherhood

E.B. Sledge on war in With the Old Breed at Pelelui and Okinawa:
"War is brutism, inglorious, and a terrible waste. Combat leaves an indelible mark on those who are forced to endure it. The only redeeming factors were my comrades' incredible bravery and their devotion to each other...it also taught us loyalty to each other- and love (315)."
Photo from 9 June, 2010 The Wall Street Journal

Hat tip: Rich Lowry

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