Bill Mauldin (1921-2003) on Marines:
They wish to hell they were someplace else,
and they wish to hell they would get relief.
They wish to hell the mud was dry,
and they wish to hell their coffee was hot.
They want to go home.
But they stay in their wet holes and fight,
and then they climb out and crawl through minefields and fight some more.
(from the book “Backbone”)
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