"tell my wife i love her ..."

Jun 2006
254
Montana Mountains
Are these the most common words soldiers throughout history have spoken when they've been shot/stabbed and are dying?
 
Jun 2006
185
Well...The thing about death and I might be wrong is that you realize you could have done so much more. And when you're dying, you want to ensure your loved ones know they were loved. So, I don't see why that wouldn't be a big line for soldiers to say when dying.
 
Jun 2006
340
Kentucky
It probably was. I'd be interested in seeing when this phrase came out. Did Roman Legions speak these words? Or is it more of Hollywood invention?
 
Jul 2006
613
Virginia
Bear in mind that most soldiers who go to war are unmarried and rather young. Screaming for one's mother is probably more common than uttering, "Tell my wife"