Baptism by Fire: A Survey of First Combat Experiences

May 14, 2018 4:11 pm mwi.usma.edu
Baptism by Fire: A Survey of First Combat Experiences

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battlefield, they have all one rank in my eyes. — Napoleon Bonaparte   When a young man or woman enters military service, one existential question naturally arises in his or her mind: What will combat be like? For every service member, the answer will be different. Some professional soldiers may face a true combat situation a few times in a…

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