Originally Posted by GRIMLET
Dude, you really are going to compare combat deaths between generations??
You began this line of comparison
The level of technology is different. We have a vast advantage. Great!
We are fighting a borderless war.
Our medics and medical technology is better so there are fewer deaths.
I am disgusted to even to have to post that for a comparison.
I APOLOGIZE to everyone except norton.
We are an all voluntary military.
My older son did
My younger son did
I bet you did. You seem like someone who did your part.
Like one of my grandfathers, my dad, me and my sons.
So please explain your next sacrifice that was made by that generation that hasn't been made by the current one.
This one has been squashed.
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I am not dishonoring anyone. I did not serve. I am from the baby boomer generation. I wish to thank everyone who has sacrificed for their country.
but the TGG -as a whole-was called upon to sacrifice in a way and at numbers that stagger modern terminology. I agree medical technology is light years ahead of where it was in WW2. But TGG fought a global two front staggering war, that consumed nearly all of America's resources. Those who were left behind here in the U.S. were called upon not to drive cars, to ration food, women were called upon to do mens work in factories-it lead to better lives and more opportunity for all women-and families were shattered by the overwhelming death totals for US service people not seen since the American Civil War.
Keep in mind. We are discussing generations here, not individuals.