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22nd Jul '16 1:48:24 PM Nautilus1
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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.

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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"]].
22nd Jul '16 1:42:16 PM Nautilus1
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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.
4th Jul '16 8:22:22 PM magmablock
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* {{Overwatch}} has a couple:

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* {{Overwatch}} VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} has a couple:
15th Jun '16 12:54:37 AM Shaid
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** [[BadassGrandpa Reinhardt]], also a founding member of the team, and even at 61 years old, still proves to be a stalwart and even jovial ally on the battlefield. He's got a giant ''[[RuleOfCool rocket]]''[[DropTheHammer hammer]] and a suit of PoweredArmor, and can soak up as much damage as he dishes out.

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** [[BadassGrandpa Reinhardt]], also a founding member of the team, and even at 61 years old, still proves to be a stalwart and even jovial ally on the battlefield. He's got a giant ''[[RuleOfCool rocket]]''[[DropTheHammer rocket]]'' [[DropTheHammer hammer]] and a suit of PoweredArmor, and can soak up as much damage as he dishes out.
15th Jun '16 12:54:15 AM Shaid
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** [[BadassGrandpa Reinhardt]], also a founding member of the team, and even at 61 years old, still proves to be a stalwart and even jovial ally on the battlefield. He's got a [[DropTheHammer giant ''rocket'' hammer]] and a suit of PoweredArmor, and can soak up as much damage as he dishes out.

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** [[BadassGrandpa Reinhardt]], also a founding member of the team, and even at 61 years old, still proves to be a stalwart and even jovial ally on the battlefield. He's got a [[DropTheHammer giant ''rocket'' ''[[RuleOfCool rocket]]''[[DropTheHammer hammer]] and a suit of PoweredArmor, and can soak up as much damage as he dishes out.
15th Jun '16 12:52:53 AM Shaid
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** Soldier:76,

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** Soldier:76, [[ShellShockedVeteran Soldier:76]], AKA Jack Morrison was one of the founding members of Overwatch. After the group was disbanded, he became a vigilante, waging a personal war to expose the truth behind Overwatch's collapse.
** [[BadassGrandpa Reinhardt]], also a founding member of the team, and even at 61 years old, still proves to be a stalwart and even jovial ally on the battlefield. He's got a [[DropTheHammer giant ''rocket'' hammer]] and a suit of PoweredArmor, and can soak up as much damage as he dishes out.
15th Jun '16 12:34:13 AM Shaid
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* {{Overwatch}} has a couple:
** Soldier:76,
7th Jun '16 11:15:13 AM TheWanderer
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* Les Dillon, a Marine sergeant from a Creator/HarryTurtledove pair of novels where in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japan invaded Hawaii rather than simply bombing it.

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* Les Dillon, Dillon is a Marine sergeant from a in the Creator/HarryTurtledove pair of ''Literature/DaysOfInfamy'' novels where who was a UsefulNotes/WorldWarI veteran who is called back into action in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japan invaded Hawaii rather than simply bombing it.and soon proves himself as the toughest [[SergeantRock Marine sergeant]] in the Pacific War.
7th Jun '16 9:08:52 AM Doug86
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* Les Dillon, a Marine sergeant from a Creator/HarryTurtledove pair of novels where in WorldWarII Japan invaded Hawaii rather than simply bombing it.

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* Les Dillon, a Marine sergeant from a Creator/HarryTurtledove pair of novels where in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japan invaded Hawaii rather than simply bombing it.



* ''Series/ThePacific'': Sergeant Elmo "Gunny" Haney of the USMC. One of the leads, Eugene Sledge, wrote a book entitled, ''With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa''. Gunny '''*was*''' the old breed, having been in the service since [[WorldWarI the Great War]]. Victor Davis Hanson noted that he even had a name that sounded like a Marine's name.

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* ''Series/ThePacific'': Sergeant Elmo "Gunny" Haney of the USMC. One of the leads, Eugene Sledge, wrote a book entitled, ''With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa''. Gunny '''*was*''' the old breed, having been in the service since [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the Great War]]. Victor Davis Hanson noted that he even had a name that sounded like a Marine's name.



* ''BandOfBrothers''. During the final episode, "Points", Germany has surrendered and some of the now-disarmed German troops are being used in some minor roles in the Allied occupation. One such soldier, an old veteran, is assigned to man a checkpoint with Easy Company's Private Janovec. He happily talks about how he was in every country of Europe during the conflict. He then mentions that this is the end of his ''second'' war, meaning he had fought in WorldWarOne as well. Janovec is stunned and congratulates him on being able to survive ''both'' world wars.

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* ''BandOfBrothers''. During the final episode, "Points", Germany has surrendered and some of the now-disarmed German troops are being used in some minor roles in the Allied occupation. One such soldier, an old veteran, is assigned to man a checkpoint with Easy Company's Private Janovec. He happily talks about how he was in every country of Europe during the conflict. He then mentions that this is the end of his ''second'' war, meaning he had fought in WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI as well. Janovec is stunned and congratulates him on being able to survive ''both'' world wars.



* The entire ''Heer'' (Army) leadership of [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Wehrmacht]] in WorldWarTwo. The average ''Heer'' NCO (one per ten-to-twenty men) was forty-something or older. The average ''Heer'' general (one per 2k-4k men) was in his fifties. For contrast, while the average Soviet NCO was also in his forties or late 30s, Soviet Generals were all in their forties as well. This was thanks partly to the purges and prewar expansion of the Red Army, but largely to wartime promotions.

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* The entire ''Heer'' (Army) leadership of [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Wehrmacht]] in WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The average ''Heer'' NCO (one per ten-to-twenty men) was forty-something or older. The average ''Heer'' general (one per 2k-4k men) was in his fifties. For contrast, while the average Soviet NCO was also in his forties or late 30s, Soviet Generals were all in their forties as well. This was thanks partly to the purges and prewar expansion of the Red Army, but largely to wartime promotions.
30th May '16 8:39:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** And Scavenger from ''[[TransformersArmada Armada]]''. The guy that trained Optimus.

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** And Scavenger from ''[[TransformersArmada ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Armada]]''. The guy that trained Optimus.
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