My uncle and namesake was a pilot killed returning to his base in Italy by "friendly fire". Another uncle was a medic under Patton; he saw Germans shot down as they were trying to surrender, which may have created his alcoholism.
Soldiers are the tools of the rich, and like all tools, when they're useless, they're discarded.
There have never been good wars. There have only been bad peaces.
YouTube - Edwin Starr - WAR (live in TV Show): ""