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Daniel Inouye: "That's war"
Young soldier Daniel Inouye comes face-to-face with the enemy.
From THE WAR Episode 4:
DANIEL INOUYE: This one experience was so bad that I had to see the chaplain. We had just attacked a farmhouse and I ran up there and sure enough, there were three Germans, two dead and one alive. He was leaning against the wall, and he spoke in German. And I don’t speak German. And he was saying, “Kamerad, kamerad.” And he had his hand up there, to surrender. Then, all of a sudden, he stuck his hand into his jacket. And the only conclusion I could reach instantaneously was that he was going for a, a gun. So, almost instinctively I reacted and I hit his face with the butt of my rifle. And his hand flew out and in his hand was a bunch of photographs. He wanted to show me pictures of his wife and his children. That’s war.