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my father is tearing up at watching Gladiator.

I'm glad I escaped the genes that make me weep at stories of glorious death

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subbes
Jan. 5th, 2002 03:39 pm (UTC)
Maybe he really likes lions?
maddening
Jan. 5th, 2002 03:44 pm (UTC)
he just digs the whole... valiant soldier bulldada

Likes to think that piloting boats up and down rivers in vietnam made him a hero
mjfgates
Jan. 5th, 2002 03:48 pm (UTC)
Well, y'know, it kinda did. Of course, piloting boats does not get you a lifetime supply of "Get Out of Being An Asshole Free" cards.
maddening
Jan. 5th, 2002 06:16 pm (UTC)
He transported ammo to outposts and took their body bags back.
He watched the boats in front of and behind him hit water mines.
He had to engage in firefights from the banks.
He had to kill or be killed sometimes.
And he did most of it slam dead drunk so that he wouldn't have to really think about any of it.

That doesn't make him a hero.
It makes him a member of the US navy at a time when we were at war.
No more, no less.
subbes
Jan. 5th, 2002 03:51 pm (UTC)
Did he give his nipples?
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