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"And this one is for not throwing the other ones away."
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"My back aches whenever I wear my uniform, Doc?"
"Branch of the service? What makes you think I'm with any branch of the service?"
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Old Man Journal
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Trump Plays Golf in a Military Cemetery
"This one's for not asking, and this one's for not telling."
A therapist hides behind sandbags as a general talks of war.
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"Anytime I've ever been asked 'What do you want, a medal?' I've said yes."
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"We can't go on, year after year, reliving the French revolution."
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A general points out his ribbons which signify films he has watched.
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"I can't really talk about it. They're all for secret sexual stuff."
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"The Balkans. This is where I came in."
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"And that one shows my frequent flier miles."
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"He never talks about it...
"You're a veteran, right grandpa? Maybe you can help me with my school report...what was General George Washington really like?"
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"This next song goes out to anyone who's ever been in love with the idea of invading Iran."
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Old veteran walking in sun casting a giant shadow as a young soldier
'And this one here's just a piece of bacon from breakfast.'
"Postwar is hell."
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"After a decade of war, are you still experiencing tough times & nightmarish stress?"
'Uh, which side did you say you were on?'
"For years after Vietnam, I woke up screaming about the cold weather in Toronto."
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'I'm still glad we fought for freedom, just not as glad as I once was.'
'I lost my leg during the great war serving as captain's table.'
"We will remember them."