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What's the meaning of "battle" here?


“No, sir. That’s all right.” I appreciated the gesture, but it seemed obligatory and somehow therefore meaningless, as all gestures come to seem.
“A friend, perhaps?”
“I had a friend. I have a friend you can pray for.”
“Who is he?” the priest requested.
“Daniel Murphy. My battle. He got killed in Al Tafar. He died like . . . ”
What's the meaning of "battle" in the last sentece? Does it mean battle companion?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    It seems as if the speaker has shortened the word "battalion" - he and Murphy were in the same military unit.

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