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23rd Jan '16 4:40:03 AM jormis29
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* Norman, the protagonist in the film ''{{Fury}}'', was pulled out of the rear in order to replace one of the titular tank's crew, killed in a battle. As a mere typist, he doesn't take the realities of war well, until he undergoes a large amount of CharacterDevelopment.
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* Norman, the protagonist in the film ''{{Fury}}'', ''Film/{{Fury 2014}}'', was pulled out of the rear in order to replace one of the titular tank's crew, killed in a battle. As a mere typist, he doesn't take the realities of war well, until he undergoes a large amount of CharacterDevelopment.
22nd Jan '16 4:00:15 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' a majority of the military on all sides fits this trope as Objects dominate the battlefield. It's not uncommon for even units assigned to supporting an Object on a battlefield to see no combat personally.
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* In ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' a majority of the military on all sides fits this trope as Objects dominate the battlefield. It's not uncommon for even units assigned to supporting an Object on a battlefield to see no combat personally. It's considered so safe that civilian students can accompany them.
22nd Jan '16 3:59:43 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''LightNovel/HeavyObject'' a majority of the military on all sides fits this trope as Objects dominate the battlefield. It's not uncommon for even units assigned to supporting an Object on a battlefield to see no combat personally. ** Milinda originally looked down upon this type of soldiers. While she, a fourteen year old girl, was risking her life on the battlefield there were grown men and women on the rear line watching in boredom. Quenser and Heivia risking their lives to save her shook up this viewpoint. ** The PMC Green Moss looked down on a Legitimacy Kingdom force because they were soft from only supporting Objects while Green Moss had been fighting actual soldiers for years. Their commanding officer is enraged when some of her soldiers are killed by Quenser, viewing it as undignified. As far as Quenser can tell she doesn't really view him or his unit as human beings due to this trope.
9th Jan '16 9:14:15 PM jormis29
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* Joe Walker from ''DadsArmy'' will do almost anything to stay off the frontlines.
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* Joe Walker from ''DadsArmy'' ''Series/DadsArmy'' will do almost anything to stay off the frontlines.
12th Dec '15 1:04:19 AM TairaMai
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** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "The Maquis", Sisko complains that his superiors back on Earth will never understand the grievances of the Federation colonists because Earth is a paradise, see also ArmchairMilitary.
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** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "The Maquis", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E21TheMaquis}} The Maquis]]", Sisko complains that his superiors back on Earth will never understand the grievances of the Federation colonists because Earth is a paradise, see also ArmchairMilitary.
12th Dec '15 1:00:59 AM TairaMai
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** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "The Maquis", Sisko complains that his superiors back on Earth will never understand the grievances of the Federation colonists because Earth is a paradise, see also ArmchairMilitary.
8th Dec '15 6:53:17 AM LondonKdS
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* [[Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival Creedence Clearwater Revival's]] song "Fortunate Son" from ''Music/WillyAndThePoorBoys'' is about an unnamed young man from a wealthy, political, and military family. He was in the Navy during Vietnam. The band felt that his cushy assignments only came because of who his grandfather, father and father-in-law were.
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* [[Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival Creedence Clearwater Revival's]] song "Fortunate Son" from ''Music/WillyAndThePoorBoys'' is about an unnamed young man man[[note]]At the time, but John Fogerty later explictly claimed to have been inspired by David Eisenhower, grandson of Dwight D Eisenhower and son-in-law of Richard Nixon[[/note]] from a wealthy, political, and military family. He was in the Navy during Vietnam. The band felt that his cushy assignments only came because of who his grandfather, father and father-in-law were.
21st Nov '15 7:30:20 AM Prfnoff
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* Specialist Grimes (EwanMcGregor), one of the [[BadassArmy Rangers]] in ''Film/BlackhawkDown'', has always been away from the fighting, a fact he says isn't his fault. It's because he has a rare and valuable skill beloved by the Army that keeps him busy: He can type. However, he doesn't like being in this trope and actually wants to fight, rather than spending his entire career typing and making coffee. He ends up getting caught up in the [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor worst of the movie's fighting.]] And copes with the stress by [[{{Irony}} making coffee during the lulls.]] This is probably one of the most realistic and unbiased portrayals of the regular REMF there is. The logistics system to maintain even a small force in the field is a beast, and most people get shifted to help maintain it without even a whit of corruption or nepotism involved.
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* Specialist Grimes (EwanMcGregor), (Creator/EwanMcGregor), one of the [[BadassArmy Rangers]] in ''Film/BlackhawkDown'', has always been away from the fighting, a fact he says isn't his fault. It's because he has a rare and valuable skill beloved by the Army that keeps him busy: He can type. However, he doesn't like being in this trope and actually wants to fight, rather than spending his entire career typing and making coffee. He ends up getting caught up in the [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor worst of the movie's fighting.]] And copes with the stress by [[{{Irony}} making coffee during the lulls.]] This is probably one of the most realistic and unbiased portrayals of the regular REMF there is. The logistics system to maintain even a small force in the field is a beast, and most people get shifted to help maintain it without even a whit of corruption or nepotism involved.
16th Nov '15 10:23:03 AM isolato
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and grandfather (father was relatively low-profile in contrast to grandfather and father-in- law)
* [[Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival Creedence Clearwater Revival's]] song "Fortunate Son" from ''Music/WillyAndThePoorBoys'' is about an unnamed young man from a wealthy, political, and military family. He was in the Navy during Vietnam. The band felt that his cushy assignments only came because of who his father and father-in-law were.
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* [[Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival Creedence Clearwater Revival's]] song "Fortunate Son" from ''Music/WillyAndThePoorBoys'' is about an unnamed young man from a wealthy, political, and military family. He was in the Navy during Vietnam. The band felt that his cushy assignments only came because of who his grandfather, father and father-in-law were.
16th Nov '15 7:14:09 AM FF32
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* In ''BlackadderGoesForth'', 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 ''BlackadderGoesForth'', ''Series/{{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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