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"The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner" by Randell Jarrell

What does this poem say to you about war and combat?

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It says to me that war kills people indiscriminately, regardless of what part of the war one is participating in. It also implies that no one has time to grieve anyone's death because the war has to go on and anyone who dies has to be replaced.