"Choose the right tool for the job. With a rifle, you can tattoo a German at five hundred yards."

The difference between the Army then and the Army now is pretty stark, I assume, from the thousands of stories I come across living in a military town. Now, it seems, as our enemies change, the goal is to win hearts and minds to inspire countries to fight for themselves. It's not a bad plan, but it's not as simple as it was long ago. Back then, it was "You see that helmet, you shoot the man wearing it." The emotional toll it took on our greatest generation went unspoken for so long, and just started coming to light in the new millennium. Korea and Vietnam further allowed the public a little education after the fact. If this was the training film, there's no amount of stories to fully depict what we saw during war.


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