His commanding officers even tried to get him thrown out of the Army for disobeying their commands. He was constantly mistreated. One of man even told him, one day after he finished his nightly prayer, “Doss as soon as we get into combat I’ll make sure you don’t come back
Their dad kicks Sam out and he joins the army. Sam took their dads gun to fight with. Tim, His dad, and his mother are left to run to the tavern that their family owns. The war continues on and supplies become scarce. Sam had come back to town and was staying in one of their neighbors houses.
Good Wes was sent to a military school where he finished his high school degree that would lead to further education. This military school also taught Wes valuable life lessons, and how to keep himself out of trouble. Bad Wes was held back in high school
In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien expresses to the reader why the men went to the war and continued to fight it. In the first chapter, “The Things They Carried,” O’Brien states “It was not courage, exactly; the object was not valor. Rather they were too frightened to be cowards.” The soldiers went to war not because they were courageous and ready to fight, but because they felt the need to go. They were afraid and coped with their lack of courage by telling stories (to themselves or aloud) and applied humor to the situations they encountered.
Doss, who as an unarmed Army medic saved the lives of dozens of fellow soldiers under fire’’ another one of his accomplishments is on (‘’home of heros.com’’) they say ‘’Corporal Desmond Doss, the lanky medic, cringed inside. This was not what he had meant when he 'd suggested prayer to Lieutenant Goronto. Faced with an assault on the 400 foot sheer cliff that split the island of Okinawa,’’ one more of his accomplishments is on (‘’articles latimes.com’’) they say ‘’desmond doss finally was finally allowed to stay in the army and not carry a gun’’
Men went through so many tasks during the Vietnam War physically and mentally. The beginning chapters focus on training for war and being prepared for the worst. For example, when there is a sergeant in a room with the marines. The sergeant walks to the chalk board and writes “AMBUSHES ARE MURDER AND MURDER IS FUN” (36-37). The
The United States makes great advancements due to helping neighboring countries using our military. I think that we should help out our allies, but i do not think we should send troops to other countries that do not need our help. If the country comes onto our territory, then we should battle them. We should not send troops over and fight them on their territory, we should be prepared for them to come to ours. My uncle is stationed over seas, so I do not get to see him very often.
Back then the only way shooting a gun was with smokeless or black powder and the spent bullet which caused serious damage. His wound wasn’t sereve so they saw it not concerning and amputation wasn’t going to happen. Today’s modern medicine to treat a wound like that you would get a scan like an MRI or CT scan to see if any serve damage to the bone and soft
I worry about you often. The men at Shiloh are tough and unforgiving. Apparently, the general holds a heart of stone. Have you met him yet? I know you are an emotional boy who cannot hide his feelings well.
They relied on God. In the hour of their trial they remembered the promise, when thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee, (Isaiah 43:2).” The three young Hebrew were determined never to worship the gods of king Nebuchadnezzar or give homage to the golden image which he had set up in the plain of Dura. They had completely put their confidence in the omnipotent God the all powerful God.
Lewis had several atheistic views until converting to Christianity. He being an atheist gave him more knowledge when supporting his current beliefs of Christianity. On September 19,
The history and self-identity of the United States Marine Corps are based on operations in foreign environments. Since 1898, the United States military has been intervening in abroad. However, some of the US military interventions in other countries have been criticized, which include the Vietnam War. The Vietnam conflict is seen absolutely to have no sense politically, militarily, or economically, because “when a nation goes to war, it must have reasonable confidence in the justice and imperative of its cause” (page 34). Therefore, the dispatching of the underage recruits to that war was to subdue them unduly to adversary-induced psychosomatic disorders.
Rough Draft: The Things They Carried The Vietnam War, was a nightmarish place. It caused paranoia, and made some soldiers insane. Death could come at any moment in any place leaving men in constant fear knowing they could be next. Some men feared it so much they would self inflict wounds in hopes of getting discharged, and others would change their viewpoints on the war and change their actions completely.
The pacification missions his platoon goes on are one example of that war within his own mind. He states multiple times that he is bothered by the fact that they have to convince the villagers that the American soldiers are the good guys (112). Richie doesn’t truly know who the enemy is or if either side is “right”. He makes the comment, “The real question was what I was doing, what any of us were doing, in Nam” (69). It’s hard for Perry to fight when he doesn’t know what he’s fighting for.