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07:43:26 PM Aug 17th 2014
Might I suggest this Bill Mauldin cartoon for a page image?

07:44:34 PM Aug 17th 2014
Hm. OK, it's the one with the caption: "We calls 'em garritroopers. They're too far forward to shave an' too far back to git shot."
12:05:53 AM Aug 18th 2014
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10:49:45 PM Dec 3rd 2011
I think the description needs a bit of work. It has a good bit of unnecessary vitriol. Considering that, as the description states, most troops are, at any given moment, "Soldiers At The Rear", for various reasons, and the vast majority presumably because that's what they were assigned to do, it just seems to be rich in Unfortunate Implications.
06:32:18 AM Dec 4th 2011
edited by CrypticMirror
I think there is two tropes in here too. Type 1 is the guy who desperately seeks the rear placement while resisting any attempt to move them towards combat(like Darling from Black Adder and Pertwee in The Navy Lark) and type 2 is the guy who is forced to stay back when he'd rather be LEEROY JENKINS (Mister Roberts, the guy with the flag on his head). If the TRS was open I'd be opening a thread suggesting a soft split (and defending a rename suggestion from Spark, but that is par for the course with the TRS).
08:27:06 PM Sep 26th 2011
I don't get the page quote.
10:47:36 PM Dec 3rd 2011
Changed it for a bit more descriptive one. While I love PVT Murphy's Law, it does require one to have a passing ability to speak and understand Army to know what they're talking about.
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