Most of us will never know the feeling of taking a life. For veterans, killing is a fact of life.
In a powerful video, Cut interviewed veterans about how it felt to kill another human being.
Recalling his time as an infantryman during the Iran-Iraq War, Qassim shares,
Regardless of how distant the memories are, the men are able to access specific feelings, smells and impressions from bygone moments in time when they had to take a life.
When speaking of one moment in time during his stretch as an infantry machine gunner during the Vietnam War, Dan claims,
This Veterans Day, be grateful if you have never been tasked with taking a life, because the memory lives on forever.