I throw a question out to you all - because I am unsure and would like your opinions before I make my choice. I am writing a novel from two main MC's (both POV). A tactical commander and the other his counterpart as leader of guerilla forces. These two are locked in a whole lot of struggles down the road but the details don't matter. I want to depict the realities of war, specifically from both high command and from foot-level. Now, the command is covered (MC1). But he sees only what he is eyewitness to, which is not the level of the common soldier. And the guerilla leader (MC2) has a very different 'army' if you can call it that. I am currently reading a really valuable account "Quartered safe out there" if anyone is interested. This is written from foot-level, Burma war. It gives me realities which are vastly different from command-viewpoint as in "Company Commander", written from command-level in Afghanistan. Also factual. So my question is this. I have one young soldier who has raised his face and become more than a number within the army of MC1. I know he will get killed five chapters down. I could use him, I could make him POV and give this missing viewpoint from foot-level. But would the reader accept? After getting to like him as POV and rooting for him? Because that would result. Any thoughts???