Argentine writer José Narosky is credited with:
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.”
“En la guerra, no hay soldados ilesos.”
The quotation has been cited in English since at least 1981. Narosky’s quote has been printed on many GIFs and is frequently cited in Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
Wikipedia: José Narosky
José Narosky (born 20 April 1930 in Darregueira, Province of Buenos Aires) is an Argentine notary public and writer, mainly of aphorisms.
22 June 1981, Time magazine, pg. ? (non-indexed page):
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
11 December 1981, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), “Vietnam wounded everyone there” by Robert B. Robeson, pg. B7, col. 2:
“IN WAR, there are no unwounded soldiers.”—Jose Narosky
30 May 1982, Newsday (Long Island, NY), “Our Vietnam Veterans Still Live in the War’s Grip” by Robert B. Robeson, Ideas sec., pg. 5, col. 1:
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” I read that recently in a military magazine.
11 June 1982, Des Moines (IA) Register, “Letters,” pg. 13A, col. 1:
War doesn’t determine who is right but who is left. In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.
-- Cuz Ottavi, 2015 Pasadena, Dubuque.
Wit & Wisdom For Every Occasion
By Editors of Reader’s Digest
White Plains, NY: Readers Digest Association
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. —JOSÉ NAROSKY
OCLC WorldCat record
No unwounded soldiers
Author: Rebecca L Abbott; RAbott Media.
Publisher: [United States] : RAbbot Media, 2008.
Edition/Format: DVD video : English
When the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began, Vietnam veterans were especially troubled by the frightening parallels with their own experience. This documentary follows a group of veterans who explore, through drama, the universality of war’s impact on those who serve.
OCLC WorldCat record
There are no unwounded soldiers.
Author: David Mcdonald
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Lulu Com, 2011.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” ― José Narosky. We wish all of our American followers a Happy Veterans Day today.
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