"tell my wife i love her ..."

#2
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
#3
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
#5
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"
 

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