"Armies, for the most part, are made up of men drawn from simple and peaceful lives. In time of war they suddenly find themselves living under conditions of violence, requiring new rules of conduct that are in direct contrast to the conditions they lived under as civilians. They learn to accept this to perform their duties as fighting men."
"He doesn't want you for friends, that's why he did it. You see, when guys have been in the line as long as we have, you find out it's no good to make friends, 'cause when a friend gets it--well, it's rough on you. The buddies that come with you you're stuck with, but you don't make no new ones. It's the dyin' truth."