5) In this situation Bear recalled the death of his comrades when his CO was incompetent, causing mixed feelings and a harsh reaction. When someone is incompetent, it takes him back to what he experienced in war. So if someone expresses incompetance he acts as if he is, once again, in times of war. On another occasion Bear: “confused a Vietnamese co-worker at the post office with the Vietnamese enemy. He grabbed the man and told him he was going to cut his throat just like his comrades.” (Shay pg.
Fast Horse falls into a state of depression and leaves the tribe in a state of shame. Even though Fast Horse has left the tribe and gone away, Boss Ribs hopes that his son will come back and after learning the secrets and history of the Beaver Medicine Bundle assume his role as a tribal elder. Fast Horse is found several years later after being shot. He is wearing white man’s clothing including: buffalo coat, black hat, a collarless shirt, and boots. His old friend, White Man’s Dog, brings Fast Horse back to the tribe to be healed and treated after being shot by the old medicine man, Mik-api.
After the last battle, Charlie Sheens character Taylor, comes across Barnes shot and wounded on the ground. He knew that Barnes had killed Elias, so Taylor shoots Barnes for revenge. These two incidences of fragging portrayed a very real part of soldier life in Vietnam and show the fact that dangers did not only come from the enemy. In 1970, more than 200 incidents of fragging were reported. Taylor himself is wounded in the last battle and at the end of the movie, we hear him thinking on his way out in a helicopter.
The loss of a child is like living in hell. Another example of this is when Ishmael sees a father carrying his dead son, repeatedly saying “I will get you to the hospital, my boy, and everything will be fine” (Beah 13). Also, the civilians who are not killed immediately are often captured and tortured. Ishmael and his friends went back to Mattru Jong because of starvation, even though they knew it was dangerous. The RUF then capture the boys and some other civilians, including a weak old man.
The Rough Road After The War: Mike Clarke on returning home from Vietnam Former President Richard M. Nixon once said “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” This is a sentiment reflected by many Vietnam War veterans today. One such veteran, Mike Clarke, served as an infantry medic in the Vietnam war. When he joined straight out of high school, he was not sure how he wanted to serve. The coordinators chose to make him a medic.
The boys feel betrayed by Kantorek and their other elders. The boys visit Kemmerich, a wounded soldier. Paul and the others see that Kemmerich, who is unaware that his leg has been amputated, will die here. The boys all want Kemmerich's expensive boots. Paul describes how the twenty boys from his class patriotically enlisted in the war.
Marcus was surrounded by taliban soldiers and their was a hill that was very large and the only choice he had was to jump off the hill or get shot, “ I was too battered to hurt, and I could still see my rifle tumbling down beside me. That rifle never strayed more than two feet from my hand throughout this death-defying fall. And I’ll always know it was guided by the hand of god.” (page 216 paragraph 2 Marcus Luttrell) This book was a very intense book with a lot of sad deaths and a lot of courage from the soldiers and is the best book out of the three I read with a lot of strong words in them as well. People who would like this book are people who like books that are sad and have a lot of action in them
They all were rewarded a new victim to kill each day. However I disagree with Company K’s cruelty on brainwashing soldiers into believing killing innocent prisoners is ok. I feel that's it isn’t cruel to kill someone who is trying to kill you in war because, your defending yourself. But I do say
It also makes the war seem so easy, but as we find out after Leper goes AWALL Gene and Finny actually finds out that the war is real. A Separate Peace could also mean the way on how Gene finds peace. I thought think he finds peace when Finny dies so he can stop having that guilt that it was his fault he fell out of the tree. Then Gene finds out that the war has moved
Even though Chris Kyle saved many lives by doing many tours in Iraq, he also was placed into many more emotionally stressful situations where he watched his friends and civilians die. Being in a bomb squad is also extremely taxing; at any moment the bomb could go off and kill the defuser instantly. In a study done by the Pew Research Center, it was found if a soldier experienced a traumatic incident in the line of combat, it reduced their ability to re-integrate with normal society by 26 percentage points. This shows that often the bravest and most important soldiers have the hardest time getting their life back to normal. ("The Difficult Transition from Military to Civilian Life.")