During my 45-year journey in the different approaches to psychotherapy, an interest in small, median and later in large groups has influenced me professionally. Many in the Israel IGA had a similar professional history until we finally felt group analysis as our home. I also learned from experiences of rejection and glory. A trauma-glory continuum, connected to rejection and inclusion, will be discussed. Glory, which is considered a basic social motivation, could have a special space in group analysis. The concept of the soldier’s matrix will be discussed, with a distinctive group-analytic approach to the large group and ‘the sandwich model’’. This group-analytic application could be taken as a possible ‘antidote’ to difficult social configurations as are found in soldiers’ matrices.