To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
If I died on the battlefield, then that was the way it was supposed to be.
The most important 6 inches on the battlefield is between your ears.
As a veteran, I know firsthand the satisfaction there is in defending the democracy you so strongly believe in, but I can also attest to the trauma encountered from combat on the battlefield.
Charles B. Rangel
What’s always got me is the fact that when people talked on the telly about Iraq, before Afghanistan kicked off, you’d get only these public-school-type army officers talking about what was going on out there. I kept thinking, ‘Why don’t we get the true voice of the squaddie? Why don’t we hear from the lads on the battlefield?’
America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
I have traveled a long road from the battlefield to the peace table.
The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness.