What comes to mind when you think of the word “traitor”? To many people the man Benedict Arnold is the first to mind. I read the book The Man in the Mirror: A Life of Benedict Arnold by Clare Brandt. Born in 1971, he was one of two of his mother’s eleven children to survive into adulthood. While volunteering to serve for his country he fought with skill and courage in many campaigns during the American Revolution, not many people know that the description above is for the man Benedict Arnold, who is best known for betraying his country.
Chris received three silver stars and five bronze stars with valor which is pretty hard to gain in the seals and are very important metals. Retiring in 2009 at the age of 35 Chris Kyle leaves the war 10 years after he started his basic training today you can find him working at his own company called “Craft International” it is a private company dedicated to sniper security training and shows ways of using weapons the proper way and how to excel in using them at
One such investigation was the Meek-Jennings case. Maples stated that out of all the cases and remains he has ever examined from all over the world, “I had only to travel twenty miles from my front doorstep to encounter the most baffling and complex problem in forensic anthropology that has ever occupied my mind” (Maples 1995:p150) Glyde Earl Meek was a forty nine year old white male who resorted to crime in his twenties. He was intelligent, charismatic and very athletic but was unable to “live by society’s rules” and “couldn’t keep it within the system.” (Maples 1995:p161) Maples describes Page Jennings as a beautiful, quick minded young lady from a well off family. Only nineteen months after meeting and falling in love with Meek, at the age of twenty one, Jennings met her death. Their bodies were found in an abandoned isolated house off a high way in Florida that had been set on fire.
Patrick O’Rourke ENG 101 - M & W 4:00 – 5:15 “A Serviceman’s Story” Few things on the earth are more terrible than war, seeing families and communities torn apart for reasons that aren’t always clear. It takes a certain kind of person to have the bravery to volunteer to be a soldier in one of the most infamous conflicts in American history, the Vietnam War. That is why I chose to interview a close friend of my grandfather – Les Herman. While my grandfather was not in the war, he has heard many stories from Les over the years and advised me that he would be an interesting person to interview. He was not wrong in that respect, Les is a great man that has led an eventful life.
On the eve of his last college football game, Woody Hayes reflected on his legendary coaching career at Ohio State by stating that "nobody despises to lose more than I do. That's got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach” (“Woody Hayes”). The accomplishments that Woody Hayes had at Ohio State included 3 national championships, 13 Big Ten Titles and four of the teams 8 trips to the Rose Bowl. He gathered 205 victories in just 28 seasons including 2 consecutive years of not suffering a single loss. Although known for his love of winning he was also known for his temper.
Kennedy’s inaugural address vividly underscored the changing of the guard, while promising to uphold America’s commitments. It was one of the shortest inaugural addresses of this century and the most effective and memorable since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s in 1933. This address will always be remembered by those in attendance and the many millions more who watched it on television or heard it on the radio. In his first months in office, he painted a sober, grim picture of the world as he found it. America’s defenses were weaker and its position in certain international situations in greater jeopardy than he expected.
The M-60 surprised me the most, I can’t imagine how one man can carry a gun that heavy along with its ammunition and all the other supplies they needed. The items I found most evocative of the war, as well as the items that stayed with me as I read the book, were the ones that each man brought as emotional support. Every soldier brought an item such as a bible or some pantyhose that they thought would keep them safe. This first chapter helped me make an early connection with each soldier because they made me realize that these were all young men in their early twenties, some even younger than that. Because some brought comic books or M&M’s it really resonated in me how young they really were, especially as I kept going through the book and realizing how fast these men grow up in a
The men that made up the Marine Corps were some of the toughest and bravest one could ever come across. They were trained for any condition and weather, for example, when 400 enemies, deep behind enemy lines, surrounded them in a -40 degree winter while it was heavily snowing outside at the battle of the Choison Reservoir in WWI. Of course, the Marines came out on top and decimated their adversaries. During the late 1700s and early 1800s, there were not many specific requirements for Marines like there are today, but they at least had to pass an age test, Initial Strength Test, and some form of psychiatric test. Though, if determined, it was not entirely hard to cheat these tests for those who wanted the path of glory and honor earlier than allowed.
He is also considered the hardest working surgeon in his department and willfully accepts the toughest case without hesitation. He also has the most patients with the lowest rate of complication and unplanned returns. He single handedly improved the reputation of the Cardiovascular Center of Mitchell Memorial Hospital and has increased the Hospital’s revenue over his two-year term. However, Dr. Ventura’s dictator style of leadership has decreased the moral in his department. According to his colleagues, he makes unprofessional comments and gestures that make it hard for everyone to work with him.
It was World War I that led President Woodrow Wilson to formalize the draft. This act led to the successful registration of some 24 million American men. Our nation of freedom and a volunteer military only require mandatory military service when faced with a recruitment crisis during time of war. Even then it is still selective service by drafting. Now, not everyone who was conscripted was willing to serve their country and they were label “draft evaders” or “draft-dodgers”.