Pvt. Eddie Slovik was the bravest soldier that one World War II veteran says he ever encountered.
One active-duty soldier a day commits suicide, and one veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes.
Phoenix fully inhabits Freddie Quell, a disillusioned paint thinner-guzzling WWII Navy veteran prone to fits of rage.
His death was particularly difficult for the veteran firefighters who had spent years working alongside him.
As a veteran of the war, I admit my gut finds instant unexamined sympathy here.
The veteran obstinately matched her by becoming deafer than ever.
The veteran hunters wandered through the forests and over the prairies, to hunt stags, deer, and beaver.
He hung to the reins like a veteran horseman as the wild creature leaped and plunged and kicked.
In a majestic grove the veteran Christian knelt, at peace with God, with himself, and with all the world.
"You're going to work half the night, again," remarked the veteran, casting a meaning look at Gerald.
c.1500, "old experienced soldier," from French vétéran, from Latin veteranus "old," from vetus (genitive veteris) "old," from PIE *wetus- "year" (cf. Sanskrit vatsa- "year," Greek etos "year," Hittite witish "year," Old Church Slavonic vetuchu "old," Old Lithuanian vetušas "old, aged"). Latin vetus also is the ultimate source of Italian vecchio, French vieux, Spanish viejo. General sense of "one who has seen long service in any office or position" is attested from 1590s. The adjective first recorded 1610s.