Although I could only come up with a few similarities the list of differences are way larger. The setting being one of the biggest you must also consider the difference in the characters. With a little research I also realized how different the two authors are in their young lives and in their writing. Michael Bruce was a gunner in the Canadian Army during the second world war, he said that he came up with the idea for “War” in the barracks when an argument started about if it was all right to kill some men if saving the lives of others. It seems like an odd conversation but the men were using whatever they could to get their minds off of the war.
Over the past eight decades American views on war have varied. After WWI and WWII the soldiers were hailed as heroes and the country rallied around the war efforts. The Vietnam War was an entirely different story, the country was at odds with the the United States involvement and therefore did not show the same level of support for the soldiers. Affield and Pyle aide readers as they strive to understand the relationship between America and Vietnam. Affield’s memoir illustrated the very real and raw aspects of war.
The significance of this paper is a discussion between my Father and I, and how his life at the age of eighteen differs from my life now. The discussion is going to describe how harsh my dad’s life was at my age, and how I should learn to appreciate how much I have, and how fortunate I am to have caring parents who can afford to support me through college. The discussion is going to continue on in further details to discuss how my Father’s life influenced him to join the Military and his experiences through the Viet-Nam War. This paper carries on an emotional discussion between the both of us and how the Military changed my Father’s life, and his thoughts on his military services. Question: What was your reasoning for joining the Military upon graduating high school?
If he was a great leader why fight a battle you know you can’t win and lose so many lives, especially since Lee knew he would be eventually defeated. The situation at Appomattox was surely grim, but as has been noted, Lee had viewed the South’s situation in the same grim terms for anywhere from twenty to five months prior to 9 April 1865 (p. 332). Finally, Nolan concludes that the facts of the war cast serious doubt that Lee’s command efforts are really
Vietnam War Carrie E. Christ (McManus) DeVry University Contemporary History Professor Jones Fall 2013 Vietnam War Thesis The Vietnam War is significant to American History because the United States participated in this war, as allies, with South Vietnamese, against North Vietnam and their southern allies, the Viet Cong. This war began because of a dispute that began in 1954, and was the cause of over three million deaths, half of which were Vietnamese civilians, and included the deaths of 58,000 Americans (A&E History). American citizens, divided on their thoughts in regards to support of this war, did not give the respect, nor honor to the veterans that they deserved, many of them shamed. The government, whom gave resolution to enact the war, did not provide support for the wounded veterans, and many suffered physical, emotional, as well as psychological injuries. Many Vietnam Veterans still suffer today because of this war; many whom have never spoke about it since returning to America.
Throughout the film we see him struggle to survive as he is forced to become a liar, a coward and a murderer. Platoon, which was also written by Oliver Stone, is thought to be semi-autobiographical because stone served in the Vietnam War as an infantryman. A lot of his experiences are supposed to be stitched into the film and the main characters are based on individuals he served with. Charlie Sheens character is suppose to represent Oliver Stone himself. This is one of the reasons people believe the film is so good, because it has such a deep personal input from Stones memories and it just came natural while directing it because he has already seen it happen.
Inscriptions of names are written of each and every one of those individuals in the order they were taken from us. Honors is given to them. The pledge of allegiance is said and the flag of the United States is raised with a moment of silence Pease to pay respect for those who have lost a relative or friend or love one while in the war. Because for those people who have serve there parts in the army for helping to make the USA a better and safer place for us to live. We celebrate veterans day because, the date November 11 was originally celebrated the anniversary of the end of World War I.
I found this to be a great review of the original book by Michael S. Foley regarding the draft resistance during the Vietnam War. Although I personally may not agree with draft and selective service, I have lost family members to this war and have others that were injured also.
If not killed during the war, many believe any Vietnam veteran would return home great and proud. But this is not the case. Many Vietnam veterans have committed suicide before, during, and after the war. Not only have these men and woman risked their lives for our country, but now, return different people and can not comprehend whether or not to continue their lives. Many people believe we win wars, when in actuality, no one does, especially those who serve in the armed forces (Suicide Wall, 11-10-2000).
WAR BACK HOME Veterans all around America have fought for our country for over 100 years, going to foreign lands wondering if they will ever come home. Many Veterans of the Modern age have joined for many different reasons in example looking for a structure in their life or even some type of discipline. Others Might have joined just for the Pride of saying that they defended the country in some way. Now as a lot of Veterans are coming to the end of their time in the service they are challenged with the real world issues of acceptance, career fields or just the overall process of truly being independent and having to really figure things out on their own. Now that a veteran is out there isn’t any more of the structured lifestyle that they are accustomed to such as keeping their rooms cleaned “squared away” or being told where when and how to do