“The brilliant pilot, who was credited with a staggering 80 kills in the war, was shot down as he chased a British Sopwith Camel plane over the River Somme near Amiens in France at just 400 ft from the ground.” (Daily Mail) Manfred von Richtofen was 25 during this fight. The exact person who shot the baron is not known, the two highly debated suspects are, the anti-air aircraft units on the ground and the canadians and british that were in the dog fight. After Richthofen was shot, he was able to roughly land his plane with minimal damage to the plane.
Far past the normal point of exhaustion, he held his position for 4 harrowing hours and through 3 assaults, annihilating the enemy as they approached and before they could get a foothold. As a result of his defense, the company position held until the arrival of a reinforcing platoon which counterattacked the enemy, now occupying foxholes to the left of S/Sgt. Stewart 's position. After the counterattack, his body was found in a shallow enemy hole where he had advanced in order to add his fire to that of the counterattacking platoon. Eight enemy dead were found around his immediate position, with evidence that 15 others had been dragged
He dies on the spot. Price and Aiken are medevaced to a nearby base. Back to the States, the film visually presents Price with an amputated right hand. She goes back to the school where she finds it difficult to resume work a basketball coach with only one hand. Aiken’s back is still ailing and he is fighting to get his disability application processed according to the Veterans Act.
Since it is our troop verse we thought it was appropriate to make it our troop number as well. So now, our troop number is KS 0138. The 0138 represents Luke 1:38. Finally, this is my favorite because of how it inspires me and gives me hope.
First time it happens is in the Jessica Lynch rescue and the book says, " Pat Tillman... continued firing at the Iraqis so that Lynch could make it into the helicopter even after he sustained multiple gunshot wounds and watch several other soldiers in his unit die around him when fighting March 23" (Krakauer 207). He fought the Iraqis so that Lynch could make it out of there. Pat put his life on the line to defend Lynch. This impacts Pat by him knowing that he saved someone 's life by putting his life on the line.
Courage is said to be one of the most important characteristics a person can possess. We all admire the ones that put their jobs and lives on the line. They are not afraid to go against what the human society believes in, and some put their lives on the line to protect their loved ones’ back home. Robert F Kennedy stated in Profiles of Courage, that “Courage is the virtue that President Kennedy most admired. He sought out those people who had demonstrated in some way, whether it was on the battlefield or a baseball diamond, in a speech or fighting for a cause, that they had courage, that they would stand up, that they could be counted on (Kennedy ix).
The Book of Joy taught me several things, like how to overcome the obstacles of joy that occur in daily life. It also taught me that joy comes from suffering and to accept the suffering and find ways to alleviate the pain. Many of the things stated in the book touched and impacted me because I could relate to or empathise with what was being said. I myself am religious and follow the path of God, so it wasn’t very difficult for me to agree with what was said in the book, and I actually learned a lot about my religion from it. I’m very delighted to have read this book also partly because it helped me realize a handful of great things that I can attempt to make into habits like meditating, or praying for long periods of time, and even thinking of others to help myself.
Title A hero is a strong, well behaved, kind, and great person. A hero can be someone that you look up to or idolize by their achievements but the best feeling in the world is when your mentor tells you that you can do something no matter how heroic it is or how complicated a problem is! My hero is Zachary Bradford he has always been the one person I know I can go to anytime of the day and call and he will be there for me. He’s a member of the United States National Guard and he is a big influence upon my family friends and I. Zack always knows what to say when I feel like there is nowhere to go and no reason to do anything, He reminds me that if God would have given up on us what this world would be like.
The sacrifices, and the bravery of Martin Luther King Jr. along with Winston Churchill and Rosa Parks not only got their names in history books, but let them change history for the good. Courage and glory may not always lead to a glorious life, but they may lead to people talking for the rest of
In conclusion, the passengers of United Flight 93 are heroes because of their courage, their selflessness, and their willingness to work together. Through this research, I learned that every day people can become heroes. I learned that the actions of only a few people can completely change the entire outcome of a situation. I learned that people willing to sacrifice everything they have for their country, including people in it, are what truly makes this nation the greatest in the world. Lastly, I learned that good can always overcome
With the use of the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald is saying people should not be afraid to pursue their dreams and try to obtain what they want in life. It doesn’t matter what your background is or how difficult that goal may seem. The goal you have can be possible if you have the courage to pursue it. People can come up with an enormous amount of interpretations of what the Great Gatsby’s theme is, and this is one of my interpretations because of everything an important character had to endure to be where he wanted in life. The Great Gatsby is a really well known book, and this story took place in the 1920s(Also known as The Jazz age and The Roaring Twenties).
Could a young girl live with only one parent. Yes, if many influences are present. Scouts character has matured because of the closet to her. Calpurnia, Atticus and Aunt Alexandra have changed Scout, throughout the book by the various lessons they taught her,that changed her perspective on how she viewed situations and developed her character.
Have you ever looked a gorgon in the eye? Connie Lionheart did and survived. Connie Lionheart is a courageous young girl who just so happens to be the main character in Julia Golding’s second book, The Gorgon’s Gaze in her enviromental, fantasy series, The Companions Quartet. Connie, her aunt and friends are in a rush against humanity to save mythical creatures and the environment from extinction. They are in a never ending war to stop the shape shifting creature Kullervo's from wiping out humanity.
“Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.” This quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe is a great representation of the acts of courage in the book ‘Peace Like a River’ by Leif Enger. In my book, Jeremiah and Davy both show acts of courage throughout the book. These are all very important acts of courage in the book and without them, the book would have been completely different.