"Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy? If we threw away these rifles and uniforms you could be my brother just like Kat and Albert (Remarque 223)". Comradeship among soldiers is a major theme throughout the novel, "All Quiet on the Western Front" because the soldiers knew each other before the war, protected each other during combat, and can relate to one another without having to literally speak. This story 's theme shows comradeship because Paul and the other soldiers were in class together before joining the war. In the beginning of the novel Paul introduces his friends he went to school with before going to war with.
Soon after his training, he was sent to Korea, his first duty station. He felt this was a great opportunity to see the world, since he came from a small city in Northern California, Lodi was the name of the city. He said if he had stayed, he would probably be working the fields, picking whatever crops were in season. Korea was a very different culture and was a great learning experience for a young kid being away from home for the first time His family was very much against him joining the military. His father served in Vietnam, he was drafted and had no choice.
Wes Pomeroy was the head of security at Woodstock. He originally said no to helping out with the event, but after Stanley Goldstein, director of operations, told him the reason for the event and the goal they were trying to reach, Pomeroy agreed to help out because he believed in what they were trying to accomplish (Makower, 1989, p. 60). Pomeroy was a highway patrolman, World War II veteran, and a chief deputy in California for years. He agreed to help with Woodstock without using violence of any kind because they wanted this to be a peaceful event (Makower, 1989, p.61) Throughout the event, Pomeroy tells about all the drug use, how dirty everything was, sexual freedoms and how happy everyone was. (Makower, 1989, p. 155).
It is around 1967 and the Vietnam War is taking place. Perry believes he can escape his problems by enlisting in the army and earning a small amount of cash to send back home to his younger brother, Kenny. Without having a father in their lives, Kenny looks to Richie as a father figure in life. Little does Perry know what he is getting himself into when he leaves his hometown and enlists into the
By: Isaiah Thomas What Mike Coffman gave up for his country “10/28/15- Mike Coffman supports lung cancer”. Hold on wait a minute I should probably tell you who Mike Coffman is and how he got to where he is now. Mike Coffman is in Colorado’s 6th District just because he joined the Army, the Army Reserve, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the Marine Corps Reserve, or is there more like the life that he gave up to get where he his now, but what exactly did he give up, and why? First, let’s start off with what did Mike Coffman give up to be able to be in Colorado’s 6th district? At the age seventeen, after finishing his junior year at Aurora Central High School in 1972, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and he gave up his senior year of high school to
A letter from the U.S Army stating, “You, Tony Stiletto, have been drafted into the U.S Army to fight in World War II. You have two weeks from March 21st, 1944, to enlist into the U.S Army at your nearest enlistment office.” This was bad for Tony and the only way for him to avoid this was if he were to go to college, but that wasn’t going to happen because his family was poor. Two weeks later, Tony was faced with going to the enlistment
2. A) How does coach communicate with the team to build better team dynamics? In Remember the Titans, when leaving for camp, Coach Boone splits the team members up, black with white, and makes them share the bus ride and room with their new partner. Boone forces each player to learn about every other player of the different race. He breaks the tension amongst the team by taking his players on a three o’clock morning run to Gettysburg to teach them a lesson about what fighting amongst themselves will do.
A nurse's journal, a drummer boys story and volunteering soldier's story all have a similar theme to show how different parts of the army help keep everything together and not all over the place. In the story “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” it stated, “You are the heart of the army.” This shows that drummer boys are very important because they keep the “heart “ beating. In Louisa's Civil War Journal it stated “Cutting up food for helpless “boys”...” This proves that if there was no nurse than the soldiers with no arms would not be able to eat. So nurses help feed soldiers so they are ready to fight. In the story Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen, it stated, “He was fifteen and while he worked as a man worked..” This demonstrates that people are willing to risk their lives so much that they will even lie about their age, which shows how important being a soldier is.
Now the final main point is why he wrote his books the why he did. Well when he was a truck driver he would spend time reading to children at the blind school. But he did not like the way children’s literature was like, he thought it needed more so he wrote the stories. In his books he has a very descriptive
I am not sure I will live up to his wit, but there are a few things I would like to say about Uncle Donny. Anyone who knew Donnie knows that he had a very strong work ethic. His children tell me that if they told their dad they were not feeling well and might stay home from work, he would respond by saying, “It is just as easy to be sick at work as at home, so go to work.” He was just calling them to live like he did. He never missed work. He was also known to say, “if you love your job you will never work a day in
This leadership and trust in the General is earned only by blood from his troops. There is no going back from beaning wrong or underestimating your opposition. Generals must possess Leadership, Commitment, and Honor. I think these three thing in a general will win the trust and support of any enlisted men. Many young students of a Military University while attending may never use what they have learned in the class room environment.
At the age of 38, Jimmy Cross is a Vietnam veteran and recently a mechanic in his hometown, New Jersey. He graduated from the Mount Sebastian College and during his college experience he joined the Reserve Officer Trainer Corps to earn a few credits, he says. After graduating he enlisted in the troops sent to Vietnam in March 1965. During the war he was First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross, in charge of the Alpha Company made up of seventeen men. There he was a leader of the
“It was like a fortune to me,” says Stewart. “I said to myself, ‘thank you, Lord.’” Then he paid for the breakfast he ordered, left a tip, pushed his car to the nearest gas station and left town. Then it dawned on him, nobody dropped the money. But Horn had helped him out in a way that would not embarrass him. “Right then, I made a promise,” I said, “Lord, if you ever put me in a position to help other people, I will do it.” Eventually he moved to Kansas City.
To me he should of not died. JFK is unjustified he done so many good things for being a president like the Peace corps, Doing what he had to do for the united states, He was helping the poor, and donating to charity. So when John F. Kennedy’s salary came he donated all of it to charity because his family didn 't need it or neither
Personal Reactions: I liked how Lev’s character was developed throughout the story. Lev’s main focus in the beginning of the book is to escape from his “kidnappers” and be tithed like his parents wanted, but he is so focused on obeying his parents that he doesn’t notice the people who he thinks kidnapped him are trying to save him from being unwound. As the story progresses it’s obvious Lev no longer feels the same way, this is shown on page 226 when Shusterman states, “Once he landed in the safe-house network, he quickly made it known that he was not a guy to be trifled with. He didn’t tell them he was a tithe. Instead, he told them his parents signed the order to have him unwound after he was arrested for armed robbery”.