Military Story: True Friend

by Stephen on June 19, 2011 · 76 comments

in Inspirational stories, Military Stories

Horror gripped the heart of the World War I soldier as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. Caught in a trench with continuous gunfire whizzing over his head, the soldier asked his lieutenant if he might go out into the “no man’s land” between the trenches to bring his fallen comrade back.

“You can go,” said the lieutenant, “but i don’t think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your life away.” The lieutenant’s advice didn’t matter, and the soldier went anyway. Miraculously he managed to reach his friend, hoist him onto his shoulder and bring him back to their company’s trench. As the two of them tumbled in together to the bottom of the trench, the officer checked the wounded soldier, and then looked kindly at his friend.

“I told you it wouldn’t be worth it,” he said. “Your friend is dead and you are mortally wounded.”

“It was worth it, though, sir,” said the soldier.

“What do you mean; worth it?” responded the Lieutenant. “Your friend is dead.”

“Yes, Sir” the private answered. “But it was worth it because when I got to him, he was still alive and I had the satisfaction of hearing him saying, “Jim…, I knew you’d come.”


Many times in life, whether a thing is worth doing or not, really depends on how u looks at it. Take up all your courage and do something your heart tells you to do so that you may not regret not doing it later in your life. May each and every one of you be blessed with the company of TRUE FRIENDS. A true friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out. War doesn’t determine who’s right. War only determines who’s left.

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{ 76 comments… read them below or add one }

1. Linu — June 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Awesome story.. A friend in need is a friend indeed!! Stay blessed man.

2. Ashna Sambhar — June 25, 2011 at 3:02 am

Friends – precious gift of God… It is hard to have a true friend…

3. Alice Bardeskar — June 26, 2011 at 12:32 pm

It’s very touching. We should believe in our friend’s more than ourshelves, which gives us true happiness and peace. Hat’s off to the soldiers who sacrificed their life in World War I.

4. Pankaj Kumar — June 28, 2011 at 3:53 am

Only fury of life can judge a true friend, in a pool of others who claim so…

5. Bhuvan Shree Rathour — June 28, 2011 at 5:22 am

It’s not only about friend, it’s about the moral courage the person has, not giving a second thought and stick to your decision. Listen to your heart rather than following your logic.

6. Gary Clark — June 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

This is a great story.

7. Eve Monique — June 30, 2011 at 6:04 am

The author here really posted interesting stories. This touching story about friendship gives different meaning to each of us. This brings back lots of memories and for sure, after reading this, you will value your best friend more.

8. Cpl.Nathan — July 4, 2011 at 3:38 am

I entered WWII, went on D-day, I was shocked went I saw a nearby friend blown to pieces and it’s hard to see people you know fall dead on the sandy beaches of normandy my friend. Sgt.Jeremy got hit by by the MG-42 and I ran towards him and I was shot in the back by a German sniper. I felt a brief sensation of pain and numbness and carried my friend on my shoulders and made it to a paramedic that was busy taking cover. My friend wasn’t fit for duty so I ran towards the barbed wire, blew it up and took the beach of normandy. I recieved the Medal of honor and the medal of heroism from general George.SS.Patton.

Cpl.Nathan Signing off

9. Phoebe — July 5, 2011 at 10:54 am

We all know the stories of our unsung heroes during the war. Despite of the chaos they’ve been through, we can still see real friendships blossomed. This is a great venue of trusting your life to someone in the middle of nowhere.

10. ASHNA SAMBHAR — July 6, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Thanks for this story. I want to use it to dedicate to my school friend, Anam Naz, for crazy gaming, playing games in recess (foot-foot) :D and racing. She was good in studies, sports and other activities. May God bless her and keep smile on her face.

11. Mai — July 26, 2011 at 12:17 am

I only had few friends in my life but I am pretty sure they were all true friends,.. I consider them angels,. someone whom I know will be there in times when I need them the most.

12. Ankita — July 26, 2011 at 7:56 am

Its a wonderful and a heart touching story!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the story…

13. Honey — July 31, 2011 at 11:13 am

very touching…

14. Leo — August 22, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Thnx for such a nice story.. nice one…

15. Shubham — September 11, 2011 at 4:49 am

Very nice story

16. Shubham — September 11, 2011 at 4:50 am

Heart touching

17. Balu — October 9, 2011 at 12:15 am

Feeling pain for my lost friend

18. Gaurav_Luthra — October 16, 2011 at 12:15 am

Some times satisfaction is more important than anything else. Do what satisfies you otherwise you will curse yourself your whole life…. Do it right now.

19. Jack — November 14, 2011 at 1:09 am

I am touched, love it.

20. Wasim Alam Siddique — November 24, 2011 at 2:59 am

It’s not only about friend, it’s about the moral courage the person has, not giving a second thought and stick to your decision. Listen to your heart rather than following your logic.

21. Aaron — December 9, 2011 at 6:31 am

It’s really inspiring and I so much like it.

22. Rhubart — January 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

Weight can only be meausred by the shoulders who carry it. Regret is one that hangs on you forever, this man can live or die knowing that he is free of all guilt and did exactly what his friend would’ve done for him. Live for the now with a clear consious and you will be a better person to those around you.

23. Bamidele — January 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

The story brought tears to my eyes. I wonder if I ever could love someone that much in the face of battle. God helps us to be true friends!

24. Essburhan — February 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

Wars will destroy buildings, monoments etc but it will not hurt friends.

25. queen — February 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm

I am so tounched by this story

26. Nat Williams — February 17, 2012 at 1:42 am

A true friend is a special gift from God

27. JUNAID SHABBIR — February 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Friends are special gift of our life, but our life is incomplete, without a sincere friend.

28. Vahid — February 25, 2012 at 10:41 am

It was one of those very beautiful, moving and instructive stories I have ever read in my life. It drastically manipulated my view of my true friends for the much better; those who have never left me alone especially in the face of diaster and suffering.
“The skill of a navigator and courage of a soldier appear in storm and battle field. The nature and heart of people become known in their face of diasters and tragedies.”

29. SAM — March 26, 2012 at 4:36 am

A touching story…….friendship of value n worth embracing which is a call for each one of us, from there we see blessing in our souls and live as God called us to be. Thank you.

30. Omidiji Mercy — April 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

True they say, true friends are better than silver and gold, because a true friend can never be bought at any point in time. A true friend is one who never says ”Goodbye” all he says is ”let me be, at least for now” this story makes us understand that a true friend never give up on another.

31. Joan — April 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

True friends are gift from God. Hope I am to be one.

32. Eden Paquibo — April 22, 2012 at 8:11 pm

True friends are those who are with you through thick and thin, won’t tolerate your mistakes, and encourage you whenever you are depressed.

33. Mork — April 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Very touching.

34. Samson lisah — May 3, 2012 at 7:57 am

True friends are not always the ones who grace your every occasion , a true friend is that person who stands by you during your trying times….

35. Samson lisah — May 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

your stories are striking and inspiring ….imperative and educative keep it up and more grease to your elbow.

36. Phen12 — May 11, 2012 at 2:51 am

That is friendship :) And I’m blessed cause I have true friends also namely kezia marty as b2 and leah grace minas which I called b3. Even how far or near we are on the each other. We always keep on touch through prayers. Because Jesus is the solid foundation of our friendshp. To God be the glory

37. Hari — June 8, 2012 at 3:51 am

Awesome story.. A friend in need is a friend indeed!!

38. Deepika — June 21, 2012 at 5:06 am

That is friendship! Really it inspire the people.

39. Anil Gajbhre — June 23, 2012 at 1:06 am

The story teaches you to follow your heart….

40. Adarsh — July 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm

What a awesome story. A true friend is God.

41. Durga — July 3, 2012 at 6:27 am

I am really touched & understood who is a true friend.

42. Anonymous — July 27, 2012 at 7:24 pm

A true friend……

The story taught me that as friend we should stay through thick and thin together… :-)

43. Letsirk — August 30, 2012 at 9:31 pm

The story shows what true friend really is. We have to treasure our friends/best friends. It taught me a lot of lessons. A true friend last long and he/she will never leave you in times of problems. Also, true friend rebukes you in a right way, as stated in the Bible of the book of proverbs that, “open rebuke is better than hidden love.” God Bless!

44. Irfan — September 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Neat story with a great message about Friendship …

45. Jerry — September 13, 2012 at 8:33 am

Nice story… I wish to have a friend like that… =)

46. Anish — September 25, 2012 at 5:30 am

It is nice.

47. Pradeep — October 10, 2012 at 6:52 am

Nice story

48. Anonymous — October 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Good story.

49. Ronz Farrdo Vavaitamana — October 28, 2012 at 8:38 pm

True friends like this are hard to find.

50. Eryque — October 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Cool stuff, you have made my evening.

51. Beverly Macaranas — November 3, 2012 at 3:00 am

Nice story……I want that all people that have there friends, they do their responsibilities that how to be good, nice and first of all, how to be a true friends to their other friends………..good after noon to all.

52. Nisha Vaishnav — November 8, 2012 at 2:48 am

To get such friends is also a god’s gift and I can say that i have such friends. thank you god that he has given me such friends.

53. Nisha Vaishnav — November 8, 2012 at 2:52 am

It is a awesome story ! if you reach on time you will not feel guilty for missing situation

54. Mariaetete — November 13, 2012 at 6:15 am

Oh! what a true friend

55. Ogb Vikky — November 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I desire to have such courage. Nice story!

56. Ranender — November 30, 2012 at 2:40 am

Really inspiring story.

57. TY — December 5, 2012 at 6:18 am

What a heroic true friend! To have such around you, you must be one.

58. Lau — January 30, 2013 at 6:21 am

Nice story…
I wish I had a true friend…

59. Gags — February 7, 2013 at 6:43 am

Lucky for those who have good friends..

60. Talha — March 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Simply awesome.

61. Elgren shen — April 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

Wow!!!!!!! indeed life is all about trying…

62. Chase Roberts — April 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm

This story reminds me of not too long back just last summer I was running calls in the volunteer fire department in sumiton Alabama when I got a phone call from my buddy that was like 500 yards away and he said to me and I quote “You got 15 second’s to get here or I’m pulling this trigger”.

Well by the time I got there I was just pulling in to his drive way and got to his car he pulled up his 12 gauge shot gun put the barrel in his mouth and I went to grab the gun and he pulled the trigger. Well after I woke up from passing out the cops rolled in and I told them what happened. While they were cleaning the scene the chief of police down there was like hey Chase look at this and it was a note that said “ALL I WANTED WAS TO SEE YAL ONE LAST TIME BE I DONE THIS” I still have the image in the back of my head.

63. Ashley — April 25, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Friendships can be so strong you do amazing things for your friends. I used this story for my homework where I had to find an inspirational story.

64. Emerisa Singco — May 14, 2013 at 4:44 am

Very touching… I really like the story, it makes me cry..

65. Diba Clovis — June 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I really like such friends. I pray God gives me such a friend who can risk for me.

66. Sogol Simon sossy — July 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm

This is so touching….I am really in love with this story. Thank you for your generous efforts.

67. Yinjie Wee — August 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Wow, this is a very meaningful story that I read:) I had read a chinese story that is same as this =D This time can read the story again that are english I feel very happy. Cherish your friends that are appear in your life, although they are not very prefect.

68. Michael — September 7, 2013 at 11:56 pm

The military story is profound. That you love your buddy so much ( like Jonathan and King David ) you would put your life on the line.
God Bless everyone who risks their life for a friend.

69. Karen — September 23, 2013 at 11:11 pm

How touching… It makes me cry.

70. Eric — November 1, 2013 at 4:29 am

It’s worthy trying to stand for each other regardless of how the situation might be.

71. Winnie — December 3, 2013 at 10:18 am

Has touched my heart. Such a nice story.

72. Ramesh Babu — December 27, 2013 at 7:40 am

Heart touching with watery eyes.

73. Dishti — May 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

Really a true friend like that is hard to find, I wish if i also have a friend like that .
The story touched my heart and I am sure whosoever will read it will also be touched.
Really, a GREAT story!!

74. John Rey — June 14, 2014 at 9:37 am

A very nice story. It touches my heart.

75. manothy — July 29, 2014 at 10:38 am

Nowdays is rare to find a true friend..but God Is true friend I’ve ever met

76. Jake — September 2, 2014 at 9:35 pm

I rushed through this until the last 5 words HIT ME

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