I chose the book Black Hearts by Jim Frederick because it was recommended to me by First Lieutenant Smaldone. He had to read it as course material during his training at TBS (The Basic School). Officers go to TBS following Officer Candidate School where newly commissioned officers learn to lead and inspire fellow Marines. Black Hearts is a non-fiction story about the 502nd Infantry Regiment’s deployment to a region south of Baghdad, Iraq and it’s breakdown of leadership, morale, and discipline. The Unit was known as “The Black Heart Brigade.” and were deployed in late 2005 to the Triangle of Death. A name given to a region of Baghdad which saw constant combat activity and violence from 2003-2007 by U.S. and allied forces. March 12, 2006 is the day where a few young men from Bravo company First Platoon will perform the most heinous act the Iraq War will see.
On November 22, 1963 time froze when the beloved John F. Kennedy was tragically taken from this world. We will be looking at two accounts of the assassination, the first will be the official account AKA, the Warren commission 's report. The second will be from Doug Horne and his 5 volume work with the Assassination Records Review Board. After we have looked at the two accounts I will then tell you what I believe happened.
The Navy is not made for everyone. The book I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin, explains why the Navy is not built for everyone. This book explains how Howard goes through multiple training courses to become the best of the best. Howard Wasdin was beaten as a child by his stepfather and it made him want to pursue the dream of becoming a Navy seal.
Where I live at now it is not much going on in Iowa. But where I came from which is Chicago so much has been going on. The gun violence in Chicago has increase over the years. Gun violence has increase stress on children and family because they are afraid. People are afraid to go outside, work, or to take their children somewhere. My stepsondid not want to live chicvago because of all the shooting he was afraid to even go outside. I have loss so many childhood friends over the years due to gun violence. It shocking and upset me because chicago did not use to be like this a couple of years ago. If your somewhere at the wrong time its scary that something can happen to you. I do not think I can ever move back to Chicago because I am afraid
Chris Kyle was an ordinary person that joined the military. He was just a recruit when he joined and nobody thought more of him than just a simple recruit. But little did the fellow navy seals know that Kyle was going to be one of the greatest fighters in U.S. military history. He had over 160 confirmed kills as a sniper and some have claimed he had much more. Here is his story.
Chris Kyle was born April 8th, 1974 in Odessa Texas. His father was Wayne Kyle and his mother was Deby Lynn. Kyle’s father was a hunter, so when Kyle turned eight, he got his first rifle which was a bolt-action Springfield rifle. After high school Kyle became a professional bronco rodeo rider and worked on a ranch but eventually had to stop doing rodeo because he severely injured his arm. Kyle met his wife Taya in a bar in San Diego. He became a Navy SEAL and was assigned to SEAL Team 3.
Introduction During World War 2 many American soldiers gave their lives or gave up something valuable that they once had for the freedom of others. Men from all over started to join in at all points in time in the War to help save a country and defeat Germany and Japan before they had a chance to invade the United States. One of the brave men that joined was Albert Sherman. Albert Sherman was a World War 2 sergeant. As a Sergeant he explored new environments, encountered many great dangers and battles, and exchanged his life for the freedom of the United States. He fought south of paderborn Germany for 3 years, 7 months, and 22 days. He received the purple heart for his bravery in action. He received this award just a couple of week before
Chris Kyle is a name often surrounded with controversy. The question is, why? He fought in the military and put his life on the line for this country. He fought as a sniper in the Navy SEALS, which is one of the most respected branches in the military. Kyle spent 10 years of his life in the military, was deployed overseas to Iraq 4 times, and nicknamed the Devil of Ramadi by his fellow soldiers. He was given two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars for his service and although they aren’t 100% sure how many people he killed, the Navy confirmed at least 160, but Kyle and his friends guess it to be more around 255 (dmagazine.com). So many consider him to be a hero. However, many people dislike him, some even go as far to call him a
Chris Kyle. American hero or cold blooded killer? I first heard about Chris Kyle through my dad. My dad found it important to tell me about Chris Kyle because he didn't let anyone or anything limit him. Despite the belief of many that Chris Kyle was a cold-blooded killer, he should be revered as a true American hero because he spent 10 years of his life serving in Iraq as a Navy SEAL, killing over 160 Iraqis that were trying to harm Americans, and he also dedicated his free time to retired vets.
According to dictionary.com, a hero is “a man of distinguished courage admired for brave deeds and noble qualities”. A hero is one who stands up for what he believes in and who helps other people. Chris Kyle proved that he is a military hero by putting his life in danger to protect others, claimed to have killed over 250 insurgents, and to cope with PTSD, he tried to help other veterans with PTSD.
("After the first kill," Kyle writes, "the others come easy. I don't have to psych myself up, or do something special mentally — I look through the scope, get my target in the crosshairs, and kill my enemy, before he kills one of my people."Kyle, Chris). American Sniper by the Navy Seal Chris Kyle is a great autobiography published in 2012. Chris Kyle was a 38 year old man that went into becoming an amazing and well-known Navy Seal. Kyle was a Navy Seal for 10 years; also he served in the Iraq War. This man has few awards, such as Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and finally Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. This book showed everyone his experiences and what went into being a lethal sniper in the world.
When I was little and someone asked me who I thought was a hero I would say “Batman,” but today if someone asked me the same question I would say Chris Kyle, because he is the definition of a hero. Chris was born April 8, 1974. His life long interest in the military which later led him to the navy in 1999. He quickly gained admittance to the SEAL’S. He was in the military from 1999-2009. Chris was a sniper. Which eventually led him to becoming
Throughout my childhood and adolescent years, I always had a dream of joining the military. Though it was a choice, I still did not have any inside information of what it would be like, and the requirements and specifics of the Army. It wasn't until 2005 when I decided to join the United States Army that all my concerns and questions were answered by a recruit; and I was guided through the whole process to enter and prep for the Army. If it was not for the confidences and motivation of my recruiter back in 2005, I might have not made my leap and probably would not be in this uniform today.