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Friendships are built on many things, but war and common danger can often forge a bond stronger than family and more lasting than romance. You are forcibly brought very close together, for long periods, at a time in your life when you are most inclined to be honest and open (because you fear there won't be another time). People who share these things either learn to hate each other, or become uncommon friends.
Unfortunately, those are also the friends you are most likely to suddenly lose ...
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Ode To A Buddy
|by Ron Carnell
Sitting in my foxhole,
With Charlie all around;
My head between my knees,
My asshole on the ground.
The sky is bursting red,
The air is stifling hot.
My eyes are filled with sweat;
My buddy has been shot.
He gave his life for mine.
‘Twas he who felt the pain.
He died for our country,
And he died not in vain.
For I'll go on fighting
Through the rest of this war;
And my country and my friend
Are what I'm fighting for.
My country for to last,
My friend for to honor;
For I'll go on fighting
Through the rest of this war.
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