make me choose — band of brothers or the pacific?
for emoirous

Do you understand that this is the best part of war I’ve seen? I got hot chow, hot showers, warm bed. Germany is almost as good as being home. So quit asking about when you’re gonna see some real action, will you? And stop with the fucking love songs…! It’s been two years since I’ve seen home. Two years. This fuckin’ war.

“All armies have expendable items. That is, a part or unit, the destruction of which will not be fatal to the whole. In some ordeals, a man might consider his finger expendable, but not his hand; or, in extremity, his arm but not his heart. There are expendable items which may be lost or destroyed in the field, either in peace or in war, without their owner being required to replace them. A rifle is so expendable or a cartridge belt. So are men.

Men are the most expendable of all.”
Helmet for my Pillow, Robert Leckie, p. 96

"I promised him that if he got hit, I’d get his stuff and bring it to his mom. You know? Now the fucking Krauts will strip him… I should have got to him."

❝ From this day to the ending of the world… we in it shall be remembered. We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today shed his blood with me shall be my brother. ❞