And as usual he has bogged it, elegantly and passionately. I know that scene, especially the amazing quantities of steak (funny he left out the beer; remember these are young American males who have gone seven months without alcohol, and without female company).
Send him a congratulatory note; he’s suffered a lot. What does he say? Something like ten thousand prayers? We all know that great line to the effect that there are no atheists in a fox hole, and it turns out the same applies to the parents of warriors on the battlefield.