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This is not the first time this statement has been made. It can be applied to any serviceman in any war. For the US Marines storming the beaches on Iwo Jima in 1945, their life expectancy was surely measured in seconds. For an F-100 Supersabre pilot struck by ground fire in Vietnam, he has only seconds to eject before his jet strikes the ground (or explodes in the air). When a US sailor inside a submarine is under an intense depth charge attack, if the submarine hull cracks from the explosions, at extreme depth, the sea will flood his sub within seconds or minutes, he will drown or be crushed by the sudden IMPLOSION (Internal Crushing) if at great ocean depths. So yes, that written statement is true; for all men, who have died in all wars.

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Q: I understand that it is written somewhere that the life expectany of a soldier in Vietnam was some seconds or minutes. Do you have the answer?
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