[Ads-l] glory

James Landau 00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Wed Jun 9 12:42:57 EDT 2021


On  Tue, 8 Jun 2021 13:45:34 Zone-0400 Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> posted
<begin quote><snip>When people say, "There's no glory in war," they seem to me to be referring
to some inner, transformational feeling of satisfaction rather than mere
national recognition by others. Even Medal of Honor winners - recipients of
glory in the traditional sense - have said there isn't any in war.
<end quote>
Here's a data point for you, the song "Roger Young" by Frank Loesser, first performed publicly in March 1945
   
      - Oh, they've got no time for glory in the Infantry.
      - Oh, they've got no use for praises loudly sung,
      - But in every soldier's heart in all the Infantry
      - Shines the name, shines the name of Rodger Young.      
         - Shines the name — Rodger Young,
         - Fought and died for the men he marched among.
         - To the everlasting glory of the Infantry
         - Lives the story of Private Rodger Young.


- James A. Landau

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