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D) The soldier maintains love for his country despite losing several members of his squad in a battle.
Parallelism refers to a quality of sentences in which the different parts of the sentence match in tense and number. Parallelism allows sentences to be more readable, as well as more logical. In this case, the verb "sighed" is found in the simple past form. Therefore, the verb "gaze" should also take the simple past form. This means that the correct verb to use would be "gazed."
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D.) would seem to be the correct answer because it makes more sense. The other option's seem to be more of the passed or even present. D.) would be the correct answer.
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