One could argue that the entire story "In Another Country" is evidence that glory and acceptance never come from war wounds and medals. The men undergoing rehabilitation seem defeated and hopeless. The "machines" at the rehab are intended to correct the results of their battle wounds, but the men have little confidence their bodies will be restored to any kind of normalcy. The narrative also imparts to us a sense of the psychological injury that occurs in war, what we now refer to as PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder).
If two sentences especially convey the absence of glory and acceptance they would be as follows, at the end of the passage:
The boys at first were very polite about my medals and asked me what I had done to get them. I showed them the papers, which were written in very...
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