"The Balkans. This is where I came in."
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"This one's for not asking, and this one's for not telling."
"This next song goes out to anyone who's ever been in love with the idea of invading Iran."
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A therapist hides behind sandbags as a general talks of war.
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"That's my dad back when he was, like, militarized."
Old Man Journal
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Veterans of Cursive Writing
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"What was it like, nabbing Reds?"
A general points out his ribbons which signify films he has watched.
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"For years after Vietnam, I woke up screaming about the cold weather in Toronto."
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"And this one is for not throwing the other ones away."
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"You've described your experiences well enough, Mr. Frimley. The thing is that quite a few other people were also in World War II, and some of them have already written about it."
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"I can't really talk about it. They're all for secret sexual stuff."
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"Anytime I've ever been asked 'What do you want, a medal?' I've said yes."
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The Crummiest Generation
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"We can't go on, year after year, reliving the French revolution."
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"Postwar is hell."
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"Branch of the service? What makes you think I'm with any branch of the service?"
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"Mr. Browley was in Vietnam, too, albeit on business."
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Trump Plays Golf in a Military Cemetery
"That's for staying married for thirty-five years to a difficult woman."
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"My back aches whenever I wear my uniform, Doc?"
"Hold it, Lucy! Here I am!"
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"And that one shows my frequent flier miles."
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