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22nd Apr '18 12:19:36 PM CynicalBastardo
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-->'''Darling:''' There's nothing cushy about life in the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps.

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-->'''Darling:''' --->'''Darling:''' There's nothing cushy about life in the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps.
22nd Apr '18 12:18:47 PM CynicalBastardo
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** In ''Blackadder Goes Forth'', Captain Darling is happy to be General Melchett's aide-de-camp because that way he doesn't have to be in the trenches. In the last episode he gets sent there anyway.

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** In ''Blackadder Goes Forth'', Captain Darling is happy to be General Melchett's aide-de-camp because that way he doesn't have to be in the trenches. In the last episode he gets sent there anyway. He's also tried to get transferred to an even safer assignment.
-->'''Darling:''' There's nothing cushy about life in the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corps.
31st Mar '18 8:17:56 AM Chabal2
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' [[TheCaptain Captain]] Otto Midas is a rare positive example, though he technically ''isn't'' a REMF anymore at the time, being assigned to the frontlines and thus becoming something of a ModernMajorGeneral. Still he's AFatherToHisMen and, being [[BadassBureaucrat a skilled desk pilot]], he knows his strengths and limitations, steadfastely standing by his crew.

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' [[TheCaptain Captain]] Otto Midas is a rare positive example, though he technically ''isn't'' a REMF anymore at the time, being assigned to the frontlines and thus becoming something of a ModernMajorGeneral. Still he's AFatherToHisMen and, being [[BadassBureaucrat a skilled desk pilot]], he knows his strengths and limitations, steadfastely steadfastedly standing by his crew. crew.
* ''Manga/CatShitOne'': One of the Japanese observers (a chimpanzee) has no problems with the more comfortable aspects of being in the military (such as flashy uniforms) but is very much against getting shot at. He's something of a ButtMonkey: at one point he photocopies a bunch of decorations to attach them to his uniform to look more impressive, unfortunately his superior (a gorilla) takes immediate notice and asks where exactly he obtained them.
22nd Feb '18 7:38:58 PM nombretomado
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* Richard Marcinko, author and former SEAL, has several of these in his ''RogueWarrior'' series. Some are inspired by service members and even [=SEALs=] he knew.

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* Richard Marcinko, author and former SEAL, has several of these in his ''RogueWarrior'' ''Literature/RogueWarrior'' series. Some are inspired by service members and even [=SEALs=] he knew.
20th Jan '18 5:29:29 PM maxwellsilver
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** Poor [[TheWoobie Nog]]. He joined Starfleet and was the TeamPet and a good engineer. Then [[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E08TheSiegeOfAR558}} he gets sent to AR558]]. He idolizes the {{ShellShockedVeteran}}s, until the WhamEpisode goes in full effect....

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** Poor [[TheWoobie Nog]].Nog. He joined Starfleet and was the TeamPet and a good engineer. Then [[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E08TheSiegeOfAR558}} he gets sent to AR558]]. He idolizes the {{ShellShockedVeteran}}s, {{Shell Shocked Veteran}}s, until the WhamEpisode goes in full effect....


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'':
** Woodhouse was an assistant, or bat man, for the commander of a Flying Corps fighter squadron during World War One. As he was behind the front lines looking after the commanding officer, he is an example. He does see combat when said CO is shot down, running into No Man's Land to attempt a rescue, then, when a sniper kills the CO, goes into an UnstoppableRage, killing fifty Germans. He's awarded the Victoria Cross and discharged.
** In Archer's coma dream, he imagines himself as a decorated World War 2 veteran turned private detective in 1947 Los Angeles. When he and a night club band are arrested and must break out of jail, he insists he be squad leader, citing his combat experience. All of the band members reveal they served in the war (except Ray, who, being CampGay, was declared 4F ineligible), but being black and owing to segregation laws at the time, Cliff and Floyd were in non-combat support roles. Archer agrees it's bullshit for them to be denied the opportunity to serve in a frontline capacity, but states it doesn't make them any less heroic, though Archer still has the most experience (the third band member, Verl, reveals afterwards he was a tanker in the all-black 761st Tank Battalion, which saved Archer's company in the Battle of the Bulge).
6th Jan '18 9:20:25 PM nombretomado
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* The movie ''Film/{{Soldier}}'' deals with a Sorting Algorithm of perfect soldierdom. The first generation of perfect soldiers were chosen at birth and trained therefrom. The second generation were genetically engineered. The first generation are led by a battle-tested son of a bitch (Gary Busey). The second generation are led by a REMF (JasonIsaacs). In the end, the first generation kills the second, and all the angels applaud.

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* The movie ''Film/{{Soldier}}'' deals with a Sorting Algorithm of perfect soldierdom. The first generation of perfect soldiers were chosen at birth and trained therefrom. The second generation were genetically engineered. The first generation are led by a battle-tested son of a bitch (Gary Busey). The second generation are led by a REMF (JasonIsaacs).(Creator/JasonIsaacs). In the end, the first generation kills the second, and all the angels applaud.
9th Aug '17 8:00:17 PM Uyyy
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Often, and perhaps against the stereotype, the children of important and/or wealthy people do join the military because they want to serve. Fortunately or unfortunately, the military brass aren't morons and know that if the child of a VIP dies on their watch, they're in for a world of trouble. Thus, through no fault of his or her own, the kid with the silver spoon might spend the war behind a desk somewhere typing up reports. The same thing can apply to celebrities: had Creator/MuhammadAli accepted his conscription during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, he most likely would have been this giving exhibition matches to entertain troops, as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Louis Joe Louis]] did when he joined the Army (he was not drafted) in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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Often, and perhaps against the stereotype, the children of important and/or wealthy people do join the military because they want to serve. Fortunately or unfortunately, the military brass aren't morons and know that if the child of a VIP dies on their watch, they're in for a world of trouble. Thus, through no fault of his or her own, the kid with the silver spoon might spend the war behind a desk somewhere typing up reports. The same thing can apply to celebrities: had Creator/MuhammadAli accepted his conscription during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, he most likely would have been this giving exhibition matches to entertain troops, as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Louis Joe Louis]] did when he joined the Army (he during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (though Louis was not drafted) in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
drafted).
4th Aug '17 6:46:48 AM Uyyy
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Often, and perhaps against the stereotype, the children of important and/or wealthy people do join the military because they want to serve. Fortunately or unfortunately, the military brass aren't morons and know that if the child of a VIP dies on their watch, they're in for a world of trouble. Thus, through no fault of his or her own, the kid with the silver spoon might spend the war behind a desk somewhere typing up reports. The same thing can apply to celebrities: had Creator/MuhammadAli accepted his conscription during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, he most likely would have been this giving exhibition matches to entertain troops, as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Louis Joe Louis]] did when he joined the Army (he was not drafted) in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII

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Often, and perhaps against the stereotype, the children of important and/or wealthy people do join the military because they want to serve. Fortunately or unfortunately, the military brass aren't morons and know that if the child of a VIP dies on their watch, they're in for a world of trouble. Thus, through no fault of his or her own, the kid with the silver spoon might spend the war behind a desk somewhere typing up reports. The same thing can apply to celebrities: had Creator/MuhammadAli accepted his conscription during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, he most likely would have been this giving exhibition matches to entertain troops, as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Louis Joe Louis]] did when he joined the Army (he was not drafted) in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
4th Aug '17 6:45:37 AM Uyyy
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Often, and perhaps against the stereotype, the children of important and/or wealthy people do join the military because they want to serve. Fortunately or unfortunately, the military brass aren't morons and know that if the child of a VIP dies on their watch, they're in for a world of trouble. Thus, through no fault of his or her own, the kid with the silver spoon might spend the war behind a desk somewhere typing up reports. The same thing can apply to celebrities: had Creator/MuhammadAli accepted his conscription during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, he most likely would have been this giving exhibition matches to entertain troops.

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Often, and perhaps against the stereotype, the children of important and/or wealthy people do join the military because they want to serve. Fortunately or unfortunately, the military brass aren't morons and know that if the child of a VIP dies on their watch, they're in for a world of trouble. Thus, through no fault of his or her own, the kid with the silver spoon might spend the war behind a desk somewhere typing up reports. The same thing can apply to celebrities: had Creator/MuhammadAli accepted his conscription during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, he most likely would have been this giving exhibition matches to entertain troops.
troops, as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Louis Joe Louis]] did when he joined the Army (he was not drafted) in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
4th Aug '17 6:42:35 AM Uyyy
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Often, and perhaps against the stereotype, the children of important and/or wealthy people do join the military because they want to serve. Fortunately or unfortunately, the military brass aren't morons and know that if the child of a VIP dies on their watch, they're in for a world of trouble. Thus, through no fault of his or her own, the kid with the silver spoon might spend the war behind a desk somewhere typing up reports. The same thing can apply to celebrities: had Creator/MuhammadAli had accepted his conscription during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, he most likely would have been this giving exhibition matches to entertain troops.

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Often, and perhaps against the stereotype, the children of important and/or wealthy people do join the military because they want to serve. Fortunately or unfortunately, the military brass aren't morons and know that if the child of a VIP dies on their watch, they're in for a world of trouble. Thus, through no fault of his or her own, the kid with the silver spoon might spend the war behind a desk somewhere typing up reports. The same thing can apply to celebrities: had Creator/MuhammadAli had accepted his conscription during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, he most likely would have been this giving exhibition matches to entertain troops.
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