After the attacks on September 11th, Pat made a decision that would change his life forever. He decided to join the US Army and fight in Afghanistan for the love of his country. Many people including me believe he also made this decision for the people that perished in the attack. Even before joining the army, Pat participated in many thing for the good of the community, that showed his heroism. He volunteered the Boys and Girls Hope charity, the March of Dimes, and the Boys and Girls Club of Arizona.
Using his ability to run, he ran and ran until he carried members into safety. One of the men he saved was Lt. Dan, a man who looked down on Forrest for his disability, another man he saved was one of Forrest’s best good friends. Sadly, his friend died that day, but Forrest wins the Metal of Honor trying to save him. Forest was very successful in his life. By sticking to his beliefs, he graduated college, fought for his country, became a millionaire and achieved many honors such as meeting the president.. twice.
The images that were broadcasted all over America did not please the public and before long riots and protests were being held in the streets to end the war. This was because hundreds of American soldiers had died in a war they thought was coming to an end. The Tet Offensive proved otherwise and caused a major disagreement between the public and the American government. Many people believe that this almost forced the government to end the war because without the moral support from their own country there would be no chance in another. On the other hand, the Americans actually won the fight and in doing so managed to kill thousands of Vietcong’s, unmasked Vietcong’s, which they had not been able to do very well until this point.
The USA entered the war to stop the spread of Communism in South East Asia. Americans fear of Communism meant that American governments in the 1950s and 1960s used their economic and military strength to support anti-Communists around the world. In South-East Asia, the USA became heavily involved in the defence of South Vietnam. In the early stages of the Vietnam War, many Americans supported US government policy. By 1968, however, over half a million US soldiers and marines were fighting in the jungles of South Vietnam and there had been thousands of US casualties.
Vietnam has left its marks on many people. During U.S. involvement in Vietnam from August 5, 1964, until May 7, 1975, a total of 2,709,918 soldiers fought to proudly serve their country, 204 earned the Medal of Honor, and 162,726 were killed in action or disabled because of their service to their country. (“Vietnam War Facts, Stats and Myths”). One of the veterans impacted by the Vietnam War is Tony Arellano. Tony graduated from Anoka Senior High in 1965 then was drafted into the U.S. Army in December of 1966.
My uncle fought in World War Two as a member of the 42nd Rainbow Division. To me, my great uncle embodied the idea of a hero. After returning home from the war, settling into his life as a husband, civilian and laborer, my uncle became a member of his local chapter of the American Legion. He was always active in the undertakings of his chapter and worked tirelessly for the charities the chapter supported. One such charity was the Children’s Welfare Fund of Jefferson County Wisconsin, which was renamed for him after his death.
Spielberg has been for nine Oscars and has won three of them . Spielberg’s motivations for making this film are that he wanted to accurately display the war atmosphere and the bravery that the American soldiers had. B) Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) of commanding officer of C Company assembled the group 7 soldiers to find Private Ryan. Captain Miller suffers from a disorder that is not stated in the film, the disorder is similar to Parkinson’s disease in that it makes his body shake. Captain Miller is portrayed as a very heroic figure; his only priority is to complete his mission as a soldier, which in this case was to rescue Private Ryan.
How can anyone look into a soldier's eyes and question if they have any pride in serving in the military? Especially a soldier who has just gotten back from being stationed in Afghanistan for a year. A soldier who has left his or her family to go and defend our country. A soldier who while fighting lost an arm and became deaf from a road side bomb. The only thing someone should say the next time they look into a soldier's eyes is thank you.
In this essay I will explore the emotions and moods portrayed in two poems, ‘Suicide in the Trenches’ by Siegfried Sassoon and ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen. Siegfried Sassoon was twenty-eight years old when he joined the Army, this was old by the standards at the time with the average age of recruits being 16/17 years. Sassoon was a 2nd lieutenant in charge of leading these boys as he seen them. He was nicknamed ‘Mad Jack’ for his near suicidal exploits on the battlefield. He survived the war living to eighty years old but was deeply affected by the horrors of war.
But United States leaders had other concerns. No sooner had World War II ended, then a "Cold War," between the forces of democracy and communism began (Schomp The Vietnam War 5). Long years of fighting had devastated the democratic nations of Western Europe, which left the communist Soviet Union as the dominant power in Europe and Asia (Schomp The Vietnam War 5). The Soviet Union had already over run most of Eastern Europe; now they seemed determined to spread communism all around the globe (Schomp The Vietnam War 5). To help counter that threat Truman started secretly sending money as well as supplies to help back the French forces against Ho Chi Minh's forces (Schomp The Vietnam War 5).