Some scholars believe that in all of history, WAR or conflict has been the defining moment of man's existence upon this earth. The battles fought in the last century alone which had two (2) World Wars claimed millions of lives. I've yet to see an old veteran of these events in the twilight of his life not shed a tear or think deep in regret when remembering what he's gone thru.
Once in a while though, just once in a great while, you hear a story like this. Might've been battle fatigue, might've homesickness, or just being caught-up in the moment. It was a brief but great pause in the deluge of violence and killing. The link to the story below -