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15th Mar '17 3:18:47 PM Doug86
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* At the end of the ''TabletopGames/{{Warhammer 40k}}'' short story "Blueblood", Volpone trooper Culcis makes a memorial marker for the Kauth Longstriders, a feral-world company who the Volpone had feuded with, but ultimately fought alongside to stop a Chaos cult, with the Kauth being wiped out in the process. He uses his own hellgun for the marker, but adorns it with the Kauth's battle standard, which he retrieved from the battlefield.

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* At the end of the ''TabletopGames/{{Warhammer 40k}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' short story "Blueblood", Volpone trooper Culcis makes a memorial marker for the Kauth Longstriders, a feral-world company who the Volpone had feuded with, but ultimately fought alongside to stop a Chaos cult, with the Kauth being wiped out in the process. He uses his own hellgun for the marker, but adorns it with the Kauth's battle standard, which he retrieved from the battlefield.
14th Mar '17 9:16:38 AM Andrewjpet12
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* The "Field Cross," as it's known in the [[YanksWithTanks US Military]], consists of a personal weapon (usually a rifle with the bayonet fixed, but not always) stuck muzzle-down into the ground, with the fallen serviceman's boots placed on either side for support, his helmet hung over the butt, and one of his dog tags looped through the trigger guard or otherwise secured to the weapon (the other tag is taken for records and next-of-kin notification). The weapon will generally have the bolt or some other critical component removed to render it inoperable to an enemy who might steal it. Since the wars the US has fought since 1973 have been either very short or low-intensity, most KIAs have been removed from the field and sent home for burial, so Field Crosses are usually symbolically erected at funeral services and memorials.

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* The "Field Cross," as it's known in the [[YanksWithTanks US Military]], consists of a personal weapon (usually a rifle with the bayonet fixed, but not always) stuck muzzle-down into the ground, with the fallen serviceman's boots placed on either side for support, his helmet hung over the butt, and one of his dog tags looped through the trigger guard or otherwise secured to the weapon (the other tag is taken for records and next-of-kin notification). The weapon will generally have the bolt or some other critical component removed to render it inoperable to an enemy who might steal it. Since the wars the US has fought since 1973 have been either very short or low-intensity, most KIAs bodies have been removed from the field and sent home for burial, so Field Crosses are usually symbolically erected at funeral services and memorials.
13th Mar '17 7:58:51 PM YT45
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* The "Field Cross," as it's known in the [[YanksWithTanks US Military]], consists of a personal weapon (usually a rifle with the bayonet fixed, but not always) stuck muzzle-down into the ground, with the fallen serviceman's boots placed on either side for support, his helmet hung over the butt, and one of his dog tags looped through the trigger guard or otherwise secured to the weapon (the other tag is taken for records and next-of-kin notification). The weapon will generally have the bolt or some other critical component removed to render it inoperable to an enemy who might steal it. Since the wars the US has fought since 1973 have been either very short or low-intensity, most KIAs have been removed from the field and sent home for burial, so Field Crosses are usually symbolically erected at funeral services and memorials.
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13th Mar '17 7:49:52 PM YT45
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* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' : After the paratroopers killed near the radar station are buried, Capt. Miller marks their graves with their helmets and M1 rifles. He removes the bolts from the weapons so they can't be used by the Germans.

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* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' : After the paratroopers killed near the radar station are buried, Capt. Miller marks their graves with their helmets and M1 rifles. He removes the bolts trigger group from the weapons each weapon so they can't be used by the Germans.



** Packard makes a grave marker for the men killed in the initial encounter with Kong with an M-16 rifle planted in the middle.

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** Packard makes a grave marker for the men killed in the initial encounter with Kong with an M-16 rifle planted in the middle. Though the presumably-loaded magazine is left in the weapon for some reason (you would think the ammo might come in handy).
10th Mar '17 7:16:38 AM Andrewjpet12
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* ''Film/KongSkullIsland'':
** Packard makes a grave marker for the men killed in the initial encounter with Kong with an M-16 rifle planted in the middle.
** Gunpei's grave is marked with his sword, and Marlow retrieves it before leaving the village.
6th Oct '16 1:28:26 PM TimberRidge
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* In ''Literature/{{Evensong}},'' in the ''Literature/VillageTales'' series, the burial of a pagan [[UsefulNotes/AngloSaxons Anglo-Saxon]] war-band is discovered with their weapons and a few other grave goods, near the site of a Romano-British villa. (The valknuts on the swords identify them as ''pagan'' Anglo-Saxons.) As the Duke points out to the archaeological team, the raiders clearly felt they'd gained honor in the fight, wherefore the form of the burial, and leaving behind serviceable weapons; but recognized doubts they could ''hold'' the field and [[StealthPun scattered]].
14th Sep '16 11:53:38 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', after Dante defeats the demon swordsmen Bael and Modeus, who were former students of his father Sparda, he honors them by planting their swords into a nearby boulder.
5th Sep '16 7:39:55 PM ultimomant
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* In the first ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' game, Dante plants the Sword of Sparda in Trish's memory after he believes she is dead. When she returns, he allows her to keep the weapon.
12th Aug '16 2:06:12 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzkL-vg8MHE&feature=related live-action trailer]] for ''[[Franchise/{{Halo}} Halo 3: ODST]]'' features the 'Helmet, boots, rifle' field burial with the equipment updated appropriately.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzkL-vg8MHE&feature=related live-action trailer]] for ''[[Franchise/{{Halo}} Halo 3: ODST]]'' ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' features the 'Helmet, boots, rifle' field burial with the equipment updated appropriately.
25th Apr '16 6:01:25 PM REV6Pilot
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* Similar to ''Tenchu'', the GameOver screen in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorAlliedAssault'' is a field of M1 Garand rifles planted barrel-first on the ground with helmets perched on them.
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