I don't see anything wrong with death really. There are worse things. Like being homeless. Being a prostitute. Surviving on bread and leftovers thrown out by KFC. A lot of military people don't get put in danger, but this varies - someone in the US/Israel/Korean/Egyptian military is in way more danger than those in the Swiss/Indian/etc military.
There are more dangerous jobs. Do any kind of engineering and you run the risk of being killed by a machine or falling off something to your doom. Doctors and sanitation risk dying horrible deaths through diseases. Lawyers, law enforcement, business, politics and you'll risk getting beat up, assassinated, or raped by someone who you've pissed off. Work with food, especially meat, and you risk chopping off valuable parts, infection, getting your bones kicked in by strong scared animals... and work at minimum wage. Work in construction and you're dealing with deadly power tools and angry, underpaid immigrants who aren't averse to bringing swords to a fight.
Military doesn't seem all that bad. How many wars has your country fought in since you were born?