"This is a war, Laughing Boy."
The Captain commanding Henderson Field in Guadalcanal during World War II. He didn't think much of Eddie Blake, known as the Comedian, or the bureaucrats who sent him because of his former career in the Minutemen.
When Blake returned from his mission with reports about Japanese snipers, he ordered the artillery to raze the area and ignored Blake's mention about a woman and her child living as scavengers who saved his life. After the bombing the woman emerged mutilated from the fires holding her dead son, only to get a mercy shot from Peterman.
The next night Blake snuck into Peterman's tent and slit his throat with a Japanese bayonet. Nonetheless, Peterman opened his eyes.