Revelations of the Last Man Standing The novel I read, Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, is the story of Operation Redwing in Afghanistan back in 2005. Luttrell not only tells the heartbreaking story of the deaths of his SEAL team, but also describes what it means to be a Navy SEAL. The motto of the United States Navy that Luttrell introduces early on is a basic characteristic brought out in not only him throughout the novel, but also in all of the fallen heroes he describes: “Honor, Courage, Commitment” (Luttrell 88). Though this particular operation may not have gone according to plan, the experiences Luttrell does have is eye-opening and changes his life forever. I think one of the biggest revelations Luttrell has in his experiences is when he realizes the people of Sabray have vowed to take care of him.
Junger, who spent time embedded with the Second Platoon of the Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, talks about war being two things one a constant adrenaline high, and the other an unimaginable sense of bonding/brotherhood among fellow soldiers in combat. The Korengal Valley was a ridge of the Kunar Province, and it was located about twenty-five miles from the border of Pakistan. United States military as well as Junger was assigned here for the purpose of intercepting Taliban fighters. In the first book that Junger titled Fear he talks about, “how shocking it feels when someone wants you dead,” (Junger, 2010, p.28). As the platoon reaches a wall that they use for cover Junger continues to videotape.
Greg Abbott Greg Abbott was born on November 13,1957 in Wichita Falls, Texas. His mother’s name was Doris Lechristia and his father name was Calvin Abbott. Doris worked as a homemaker while his father Calvin worked as a stockbroker and insurance agent. Greg was raised mostly in Duncanville, Texas for most of his life. While he was in high school he was on the track team.
Stubby trained with members of the 102nd Infantry, and learned bugle calls, drills, and even how to salute. Corporal Conroy smuggled Stubby onto a ship to the Western Front, and hid him until he was discovered by the commanding officer. The story goes that Stubby saluted the officer, and therefore was allowed to stay on the ship. Stubby served with the 102nd Infantry for 18 months and participated in 17 battles, including the Chateau- Thierry and the Marne. Because Stubby had survived many gas attacks, he became very sensitive to the smell of gas and was able to detect it much sooner, and alert his fellow soldiers in time.
Given the right circumstances anyone can be capable of evil. In 1967, the height of the Vietnam War thousands of young men, (eighteen, nineteen, and twenty years old), were sent to Fort Benny Georgia for basic training. They were trained to fight and kill the enemy, Viet Cong. The men of Charlie Company, 11th light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, United States Army were assigned to a temporary battalion- sized unit, Task Force Barker, led by Captain Ernest Medina (Kendrick p.37). Lieutenant William Calley was in charge of the 1st Platoon.
War Veteran Interview My name is Ernesto Contreras, and out of my own curiosity have; decided to interview my grandfather and tell his story on his war experiences from the beginning of boot camp, until his last day of service. Arthur Cameron was born in phoenix, Arizona, in 1946. He is a Native American and had been very athletic in high school, playing on sports teams like basketball, track and field and cross-country. In the year 1963, the United States had been drawn into the war in Southeast Asia that would be later known as the Vietnam War. Arthur came from an era where there was a military obligation (draft).
During his time in the military he managed to land a shot that has him ranked eighth longest confirmed kill at two thousand one hundred yards. He also earned the nickname "Legend" after displaying his incredible combat prowess. In the book, Chris Kyle describes his first confirmed kill. He was providing over watch as some Marines and armored vehicles cleared out houses in a hostile environment. All friendly and non threatening people were supposed to be cleared from the city so that the only people that stayed supported the terrorist groups in Iraq.
The Navy Seals were formed on the beaches of World War 2. They were known as “frogmen” who cleared the way for invasions, but they earned most of their fame in the Vietnam War. After the Vietnam War the Navy Seals weren’t used. The modern Navy Seals got created from the Iran hostage crisis, when Americas best rescue team on a mission lost eight men, seven helicopters, and a plane before they were even able to contact the militants that were in control of the us embassy in Tehran. After this happened Congress decided to form a joint command to control the Special Forces.
I halted and held my breath.” (Beah, 35) This is when the rebels invaded a village he was in and started shooting at him. You can sense the terror that he felt when he was shot at. Later, when Ishmael is recruited to the army, he has the same feeling towards guns. “He gave me the gun. I held it in my trembling hand.
Retail Entrepreneur Sam Walton Sam Walton was born on March 29th 1918 near Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He was the oldest of two children born to the parents of Thomas and Nancy Walton. Sam Walton was raised on a farm until 1923, which then his parents decided that a farm was not a stable place to raise a family. His father decided to return to his previous occupation as a loan appraiser. The Walton family moved out of Oklahoma from town to town in Missouri for many years.