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16th Jun '17 7:25:08 AM gb00393
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** Rickard Karstark is a capable general in Robb's army, having fought against the Mad King. In the books, he also killed Ser Stafford Lannister at the Battle of Oxcross (the battle in episode 4).
27th May '17 1:51:57 PM nombretomado
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* In FanFic/WorldwarWarOfEquals, The Vietnamese Defense Ministry re-recruits many VietnamWar vets to train their current generation of soldiers in guerrilla warfare against the alien menace.

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* In FanFic/WorldwarWarOfEquals, The Vietnamese Defense Ministry re-recruits many VietnamWar UsefulNotes/VietnamWar vets to train their current generation of soldiers in guerrilla warfare against the alien menace.
21st May '17 6:16:31 PM nombretomado
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* The French Army senior officer corps before and during [[WorldWarII the disastrous 1940 campaign]] was populated by old veterans. The commander in chief General Maurice Gamelin had been born in 1872, his successor General Maxime Weygand had been born in 1867 and lived to nearly 100, and Field Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain had been born in 1856, making him the oldest man to ever become head of state in French history. When Prime Minister Paul Reynaud asked their opinion of [[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle}} Charles de Gaulle]] (who was 50 back then), [[{{Irony}} they called him "an unruly kid"]].

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* The French Army senior officer corps before and during [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the disastrous 1940 campaign]] was populated by old veterans. The commander in chief General Maurice Gamelin had been born in 1872, his successor General Maxime Weygand had been born in 1867 and lived to nearly 100, and Field Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain had been born in 1856, making him the oldest man to ever become head of state in French history. When Prime Minister Paul Reynaud asked their opinion of [[{{UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle}} Charles de Gaulle]] (who was 50 back then), [[{{Irony}} they called him "an unruly kid"]].



* Gerd von Rundstedt joined Germany's elite military academy in 1875, before Hitler had even gone to pre-school. One of the oldest field marshals and a dedicated [[BlueBlood Prussian]] officer, he lead forces in France and ukraine well into his ''late sixties'' - making him the oldest soldier in a senior command position in WorldWar Two, and quite definitely the most competent man in his age bracket.

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* Gerd von Rundstedt joined Germany's elite military academy in 1875, before Hitler had even gone to pre-school. One of the oldest field marshals and a dedicated [[BlueBlood Prussian]] officer, he lead forces in France and ukraine well into his ''late sixties'' - making him the oldest soldier in a senior command position in WorldWar Two, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and quite definitely the most competent man in his age bracket.
3rd May '17 12:19:15 PM Thunda792
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** Dr. Earl Fox of St. Petersburg, Florida was confirmed as the last WWII veteran in the U.S. military, having served in the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard from 1941 until 1999.
2nd May '17 6:43:42 PM nombretomado
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* Ratchet in ''TransformersAnimated''. He doesn't like to talk about it.
** Not to mention [[TransformersGeneration1 G1's]] Kup. He's SeenItAll.
*** Except for [[EldritchAbomination Unicron]]. Never seen anything like that before...
** And Scavenger from ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]''. The guy that trained Optimus.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
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Ratchet in ''TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. He doesn't like to talk about it.
** Not to mention [[TransformersGeneration1 [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers G1's]] Kup. He's SeenItAll.
*** Except
SeenItAll.[[note]]Except for [[EldritchAbomination Unicron]]. Never seen anything like that before...
before...[[/note]]
** And Scavenger from ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]''. The guy that trained Optimus.
1st May '17 1:40:04 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'': Huang Zhong. Most of his lines invoke his experience and age; the source material ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' suggests that he was ''63'' when he first appeared in the story to fight Guan Yu.
*** Although he is actually a year younger than Jia Xu. However, Jia Xu appears much earlier in the story and as such is depicted as being much younger looking.

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* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'': Huang Zhong. Most of his lines invoke his experience and age; the source material ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' suggests that he was ''63'' when he first appeared in the story to fight Guan Yu.
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Yu. Although he is actually a year younger than Jia Xu. However, Jia Xu appears much earlier in the story and as such is depicted as being much younger looking.
25th Apr '17 12:43:15 PM WillyFourEyes
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* The Regretful Soldier from ''VideoGame/EchoBazaar'' fits quite well. [[ShellShockedVeteran He's always drunk and frequently weeping]], but he's still one of the best brawlers there are.

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* The Regretful Soldier from ''VideoGame/EchoBazaar'' ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' fits quite well. [[ShellShockedVeteran He's always drunk and frequently weeping]], but he's still one of the best brawlers there are.



* VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} has a couple:

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* VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has a couple:
19th Feb '17 11:21:25 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Qhorin Halfhand is a member of the Night's Watch, a senior and experienced ranger who is regarded as an elite scout and soldier.
** Jeor Mormont has been a soldier almost his entire life.
** Rodrik Cassel is clearly rather old and is Master-at-Arms at Winterfell and a loyal servant to House Stark. Even in his old age he is still a skilled warrior.
29th Jan '17 5:43:51 AM Nazetrime
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29th Jan '17 5:41:35 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Trond has been in the military all his life and hates so much the idea of retiring that he'd rather be a HypercompetentSidekick in the MissionControl for an expedition in a ForbiddenZone that is doomed to failure as far as most authorities are concerned.
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