It is possible as outlined in this story that he had a change of venue, an epiphany, in that his infatuation and love for a girl back home might be the culprit for his loss of focus in his duty as Lieutenant and that he held himself responsible for loss of lives. In doing so, he took drastic steps in incorporating change and removing the obstacles and focusing his energy on the survival of his troop. The drastic changes included, “Jimmy Cross crouched at the bottom of his foxhole and burned Martha’s letters. Then he burned the two photographs” (O’Brien
Deputy Murray is a large man with a very intimidating stature. Deputy Murray was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, and now works in Union county, which is an adjacent county to the Charlotte area. It has always been a fascination with himself, much like mine, to be an officer of the law. He doesn’t have a great back story for how he became a Deputy Sheriff other than he had a family friend, who was a Deputy Sheriff, sponsor him for his training and then he took him on board when he was completed. Deputy Murray started in the jail in Union county, which was a position he seemed very fond of.
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
On page 163 Downs leads his platoon down a trail and into an ambush. Downs paid for the mistake himself when he got wounded but when he lost one of his men in the ambush he had thoughts of leaving Vietnam. I felt that Downs had reached an important point on page 20 when he fought a North Vietnamese soldier in close
Although these differ from person to person depending on rank, job specialty, and mission, what really gives us the first impressions of each soldiers personalities is what they carry “out of necessity”, or what each soldier feel is necessary unique to them, such as Ted Lavender and his supply of tranquilizers and marijuana, or Kiowa with the bible that his father had given him. The items carried out of necessity give the basic introduction to each character, and later become a foundation which each characters complexity is built upon. The items the soldiers carry are not only meant to be viewed literally, but also symbolically. The photos and personal memento’s each soldier carries serves to bridge the divide of distance between their homes and loved ones, and make them feel closer to what they cherish and left behind. The religious or “good luck” items they carry, such as Lieutenant Cross’s pebble from Martha, Dave Jensen’s rabbit foot, or Kiowa’s bible also help to facilitate a more intimate depth and relatable understanding between the reader and the characters.
One of the reasons why they killed Simon was because he said, "What I mean is... Maybe it's only us."... Simon became inarticulate in his efforts to express mankind's essential illness. Everything is going well with Jack and he then decides to go hunting for the
Finally his ability to tell people what they want to hear allows him to topple Ralph as chief. In the course of events Jack is responsible for the deaths of two boys. One is killed because he and his enfuriated tribe members cannot see clearly anymore. They cannot see Simon coming out from the forest, but an enemy who they think they must kill. The second murder he also allows to happen.
Leo J. Ryan and four others were killed immediately, some of the Ryan party escaped into the jungle. Eluding justice is never a good idea. And after the fiasco at the airstrip James Jones anticipated the end of his ministry and ordered the “state of emergency” he had long preached about. The mass suicide that had been rehearsed many times in Jonestown as part of worship was now becoming a reality. “How very much I've tried my best to give you a good life.
Moans and cries of my wounded comrades, calling out for medical assistants. I stepped out of cover to save Foxtrot, an almost fatal mistake. The crack of a sniper rifle broke through the cries of the fallen, missing me by mere pixels. I was caught in a daze for a split second, then grabbed hold of the situation. I slip into the zone and I get back to business.