As a Vietnam war Vet , I've lived with the deaths of relatives , friends and foes for many years . I often thought that maybe I shouldn't have come back and others should have . It's a deep feeling that I will take with me to the grave . I try to think of the good times we had and remember most of them in good ways . As far as if they would have lived and I would have died , has crossed my mind a few times . But that is life and war . War IS hell and the fact that I lived through it and went on to a successful life is what keeps you going . Mourn for the dead , but be happy that they gave their lives , so you could live .
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The best thing to do is whatever brings you enough peace to get on with your life. If you saw your buddies die, as I have, you remember what they fought for and how privileged you are to have known and fought and lived beside them. You honor them. If you're considering the killing of those fighting against you, it is important to remember they would have readily done the same to you. It is not a sin to be glad you're still alive, it is cause to cherish that you are.
Talk to them and thank them for what they did. Tell them that you are doing something with your life and how you are helping others. Tell their family members how much they loved them or something that you knew about them.Talk for them because they can't talk for themself. And yes they will hear you.