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19th Apr '17 8:13:13 PM foxley
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--?You say too young I am to know...'''

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19th Apr '17 8:11:48 PM foxley
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Something to answer for?
You say too young I am to know...'''

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Something -->Something to answer for?
You --?You say too young I am to know...'''
19th Apr '17 8:10:56 PM foxley
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'''Dad, what did you do in the war?

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'''Dad, -->'''Dad, what did you do in the war?
22nd Feb '17 11:38:51 AM Leporidae
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* Bill of ''ComicBook/GoldenEyesAndHerHeroBill'' is a decorated veteran of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and he [[BabiesEverAfter becomes a father]] at the end of the serial. Interestingly enough, his wife[[note]] the protagonist of the story [[/note]] enlisted as an ambulance driver, was briefly a prisoner of war, and is ''also'' a decorated veteran, making her a RareFemaleExample of this trope.
22nd Dec '16 2:17:34 PM belarin
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* The male Sole Survivor from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is a veteran of the Sino-American war, who is married to a beautiful lawyer with a year-old son named Shaun. Then the bombs start falling.

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* The male Sole Survivor from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is a veteran of the Sino-American war, who is married to a beautiful lawyer with a year-old son named Shaun. Then the bombs start falling.
5th Dec '16 1:42:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', John Winchester was a Marine Corporal in Vietnam, home again some time in his early twenties to marry his sweetheart. We know him as the hard-bitten, driven CrusadingWidower who raised his two sons in a kind of traveling boot camp, so it's quite a shocker when TimeTravel in season four reveals that he came back from the war still a cheerful, outgoing young fellow. Whose idea of a date was apparently [[MaltShop going out for milkshakes]].[[labelnote:*]]This time travel is not to the fifties. It is to ''1973''.[[/labelnote]] The Marines may have given him the tools to kick ass with, but the BadAss BloodKnight TheStoic hunter thing was all him and his vendetta.

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', John Winchester was a Marine Corporal in Vietnam, home again some time in his early twenties to marry his sweetheart. We know him as the hard-bitten, driven CrusadingWidower who raised his two sons in a kind of traveling boot camp, so it's quite a shocker when TimeTravel in season four reveals that he came back from the war still a cheerful, outgoing young fellow. Whose idea of a date was apparently [[MaltShop going out for milkshakes]].[[labelnote:*]]This time travel is not to the fifties. It is to ''1973''.[[/labelnote]] The Marines may have given him the tools to kick ass with, but the BadAss BloodKnight TheStoic hunter thing was all him and his vendetta.
4th Dec '16 4:43:42 AM JonVonBass
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* The song "What Did You In The War, Dad" by Music/SonataArctica is about the viewpoint character asking the titular question from his father, who seems to possibly suffer from PTSD. To quote the opening lines of the song:
'''Dad, what did you do in the war?
Something to answer for?
You say too young I am to know...'''
22nd Nov '16 3:29:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in William Beamon's novel ''The Sunshine State''. Teenage Darryl is warned by his girlfriend Sandra's father that "he'd been in the Army during the war" (the war in question being the Vietnam War) and that if Darryl "got fresh", dad might have to hurt the boy. Later when he's alone with her, he jokes about the warning, theorizing that her dad (described as "round, well-padded, balding, and genial" earlier in the novel by Darryl himself) had probably been a cook or a file clerk. She hastily corrects him:

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* Played with in William Beamon's novel ''The Sunshine State''.''Literature/TheSunshineState''. Teenage Darryl is warned by his girlfriend Sandra's father that "he'd been in the Army during the war" (the war in question being the Vietnam War) and that if Darryl "got fresh", dad might have to hurt the boy. Later when he's alone with her, he jokes about the warning, theorizing that her dad (described as "round, well-padded, balding, and genial" earlier in the novel by Darryl himself) had probably been a cook or a file clerk. She hastily corrects him:



* John Clark, a character who makes multiple appearances in Tom Clancy's books, is a Vietnam veteran, a former Punisher-style vigilante, and leader of an elite anti-terrorist unit. He's also a PapaBear to his three daughters. One of them related a story about he frightened off-for good- a boyfriend whom he found less-than-acceptable ''just by giving him a death glare.''

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* John Clark, a character who makes multiple appearances in Tom Clancy's Creator/TomClancy's books, is a Vietnam veteran, a former Punisher-style vigilante, and leader of an elite anti-terrorist unit. He's also a PapaBear to his three daughters. One of them related a story about he frightened off-for good- a boyfriend whom he found less-than-acceptable ''just by giving him a death glare.''
22nd Nov '16 3:28:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* The final line in Patton's speech to his solders at the opening of the [[Film/{{Patton}} film]] alludes to this.

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* ''Film/{{Patton}}'': The final line in Patton's speech to his solders at the opening of the [[Film/{{Patton}} film]] film alludes to this.
22nd Nov '16 3:28:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/SecondhandLions'' during Hub [=McCann's=] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Badass Speech of Asskicking]], when he single-handedly takes down the greasers who invade the diner, he rather pointedly mentions that he is a veteran:

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* In ''Film/SecondhandLions'' during Hub [=McCann's=] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Badass Speech of Asskicking]], Asskicking, when he single-handedly takes down the greasers who invade the diner, he rather pointedly mentions that he is a veteran:
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