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20th Jul '17 12:22:55 PM gb00393
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** Tywin has fought in at least two country-wide wars and the annihilation of rebel bannermen before that:
--> '''Tywin:''' 'The War of Five Kings' they're calling it. This will be my last war. The one I'll be remembered for.
16th Jul '17 11:09:17 AM nombretomado
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* The appropriately named Sensei from ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'', his outfit is an old paratrooper jumper from WW2.

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* The appropriately named Sensei from ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'', his outfit is an old paratrooper jumper from WW2.[=WW2=].



* The last serving soldier to have seen active service in WW2 left the British Army in 1983, with general officer's rank.

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* The last serving soldier to have seen active service in WW2 [=WW2=] left the British Army in 1983, with general officer's rank.
11th Jul '17 10:19:44 PM OnionBagels
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has a couple:

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


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** Ana Amari, Jack Morrison's second in command, ''was'' the world's best sniper, until a CriticalHesitationBlunder incapacitated her by having her dominant eye shot out. After faking her own death for a few years, she decides to put retirement on hold and aid the people she loves. In game, she is a sniper whose shoots darts filled with biotic chemicals that heal allies and damage enemies.
29th Jun '17 8:30:54 PM BattleMaster
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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' has numerous old soldiers: mechwarriors who fought in the 4th Succession War in 3028 showed up to fight in the Fedcom Civil War in 3062. But the character who did the best job embodying this trope would probably be Natasha Kerensky [[TheRedBaron The Black Widow]]. At the time of her death in 3057, she was 84 years old and not only was still considered one of the best mechwarriors who ever lived but was also still [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave widely regarded as a sex symbol as well]].

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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.
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