While attached to HMM(T)-164, he was promoted to Sergeant and attained the qualification of Avionics Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative (CDQAR). In July of 2008, Sgt Gallaghan executed TAD orders to Sergeants Course aboard Camp Pendleton. During his tenure at Sergeants course, he executed orders back to HMM-268. Sgt Gallaghan graduated Sergeants course second in his class on 26 August
In 1992, after serving an eventful initial contract, and what he recalls as being young and dumb he decided to get out of the Army. After four years of being out, he decided to join the Army Reserves. He Became a SG -E5, and his MOS Was Changed to 63B, a track vehicle mechanic. In 2003 was called back active duty to serve in Iraq. There he worked on chinooks, a job he enjoyed and was good at.
A year ago, the Veteran Support Specialist position had opened up. Theodore conducted a search and ended up hiring an old high school friend, Richard Johnson. Richard had served two tours of duty in Afghanistan (one with Theodore) and two tours of duty in Iraq. Richard’s references always commented on how well he
Valley Forge: Would you have quit? During the winter of 1777 - 1778 the Patriots were in Valley Forge. Tons of soldiers suffered from disease, starvation, and frostbite. Most of them even died. The conditions were horrible for the soldiers and they were dying out.
Some estimates, approximate that 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives, with more than 1,000 wounded or missing in action. “By June 11th, the beaches were fully secured with over 326,000 troops and more than 50,000 vehicle and some 100,000 tons of equipment had landed at Normandy” (History). The troops faces were colored with cocoa, sheathed knives were strapped to their ankles, tommy guns strapped to their waists, bandoliers and hand grenades, coils of rope, pick handles, spades, rubber dinghies hung around them, and a few personal oddments, these are the things that a soldier would have worn on the battlefield during the storming of Normandy. The American airborne landings began with the arrival of the pathfinders at 00:15, navigation was difficult because of a bank of thick cloud, resulting in only one of the five paratrooper drop zones being marked on the map. “To avoid flying over the invasion fleet, the planes arrived from the west over the
They also fought fearlessly for the independence of their country. Some African Americans, even though they were not free, ran away and joined the military “…Many a runaway told the nearest recruiter that he was a freeman, anxious to fight. More often than not, he was accepted without too many questions: the army was always short of men” (Doc.5). In Valley Forge, countless people died during the harsh winter. “During the winter of 1777-1778, dozens of black Virginians served in every one of the state regiments, freezing, starving, and dying at valley forge”(Doc.5).They never gave up and marched and went through harsh drills for eight weeks.
At the conclusion of Operation Dragoon, the Allies sustained around 17,000 killed and wounded. But inflicting heavy damage on German forces, 7,00 killed, 10,000 wounded and 130,000 captured (thoughtco.com/worldwarii/operationdragoon). Operation Dragoon was the 36th Engineers final amphibious assault of World War II. They would continue to support the Allied units through three more
In total they lost over forty-four thousand men in just one battle. Another reason was all the hand-to-hand combat. They did a lot more hand-to-hand combat than any other battle in the whole Civil War. Both the South and the North kept sending in troops for reinforcements. The Battle of Gettysburg is the bloodiest battle in the Civil
Military Abuse The military is a world filled with violence and the effects can be life changing. Veterans experience hardships in their lives after their service to the military, including homelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, excessive use of alcohol, and domestic violence. According to the White House Joining Forces Initiative, back in 2011 the military is made up of less than 1% of all Americans. Veterans make up about 7% of the population and currently the United States alone has 21,973,000 veterans. “During the conflicts that spanned the past twelve years, deployments became longer, redeployments were common and breaks between deployments were shortened,” (Hoffler) while experiencing extended life over-seas, it increased the chances to come home with trauma, specifically PTSD.
Jünger’s tone gradually changed throughout his war years, perhaps because death and destruction constantly surrounded him. After the numerous close calls with death during the Battle of Somme, Jünger “noticed the experience had taken its toll on [his] nerves” (Jünger, p. 88). A year later, Lieutenant Brecht, who Jünger knew as a calm man, even in the face of total war, was killed. His death caused Jünger to think of his own mortality which was disheartening (Jünger, p. 197). The death of his friend Tebbe a few months later also caused Jünger great pain.
Late 2005 I was assigned to 2-35 Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI. I re-enlisted into the Army after almost a three year break in service. On my previous enlistment, I served in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment from the 82nd Airborne Division. All the new soldiers to include myself were standing in formation waiting on the Battalion Command Sergeant Major (CSM) to speak to us. I was the only Private First Class with a Combat Infantryman Badge, an Expert Infantryman Badge, and a combat deployment to Afghanistan.
The war took the lives of thousands of soldiers, civilians, and important figures. Towards the end, the confederates suffered 260,000 casualties and the Union suffered 360,000 casualties. In total, almost 620,000 soldiers lost their lives fighting for what they believed in. This war occurred between the years 1861 and 1865. The biggest battle during this war was the Battle of Gettysburg, a true dog fight that lasted for 3 whole days, where 51,112 troops were killed.