Instead, in what some remember as a profane, contemptuous snarl, and loudly, Gunnery Sergeant Daly demanded of his hesitant Marines: “Come on, you sons of b*****s! Do you want to live forever?” (Brady 1) This quote was perfect for reassuring the title because this quote makes you wonder: is that why they fight, because they’re cussed at and shamed into it? Was that what motivated the men of the 4th Brigade on 1918? I believe just this one quote is enough to make the title the way it is. I believe these quotes make the title because without these quotes/questions there wouldn’t be a title for this marvelous book.
Spielberg took extreme care in making sure that the movie was as historically correct as possible in regards to situations and locations. Captain Miller and his band of men set off in search of this lone soldier. Along the way they encounter weakened Allied companies which must be fortified, and even a German radio station. Despite viewing the mission to find Private Ryan as strategically wrong, the soldiers do as all good soldiers would, and follow orders. Once the men find Private Ryan, they are forced to help defend the bridge which Ryan has been left to "babysit" in Remmel.
And again they fired everything they had at him, forcing him back. Faced with overwhelming enemy fire, Jared could have stayed where he was, behind that wall. But that was not the kind of Soldier Jared Monti was. He embodied that creed all Soldiers strive to meet: "I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat.
WARRIOR ETHOS Sergeant Okuni C. Mawa SNCOA Sergeant Course Gunnery Sergeant Davison November 5, 2013 As a keeper of tradition and as a Marine, “The warrior ethos embodies certain virtues- courage, honor, loyalty, integrity, selflessness and other” I highly belief warrior ethos plays a significant role in my unit’s cohesion and moral but it is not practiced enough due to operation commitments. Ethos is what drives Marines to work hard in order to accomplish their missions, regardless of how hard and difficult the task is. “Every Marine is a rifleman” and they exist to “fight”. This warrior ethos are instill to todays Marines while going through recruit training. Upon graduating boot camp Marines are loyal and they render obedience to orders and their superiors without any compline.
“The Lost Battalion” Review: The main issues Major Whittlesey had to face in commanding the 308th were to lead his troops into the German lines at the Argonne forest and to keep advancing following the command given to him, also because he was promised supplies and back up, which gave him a little bit of hope at least but which he never ended up getting. Being an inexperienced army commander from New York, who managed the situation with insecurity and naïve war strategies, he was aware that this battle could result not only in the death of most of his men but also of his own. Major Whittlesey found himself in a very risky situation without any alternatives but to keep fighting: the 308th was surrounded by the Germans, in an unknown location, with only very few supplies left and thousands of his soldiers dying helpless. He also had to face problems of communication with the headquarters, because the telephone lines were so easily cut that he had to rely on pigeons and runners, which then led to miscommunication and the general did not even know his position. That’s why the supplies never reached the 308th and many of his men had to die without medical and food supplies.
This can be accomplished in many ways. Marines have dispensed blood, sweat, and tears on many battlefields abroad. They have also made a rite of passage through either Paris Island or San Diego Recruit Depots to earn the coveted title “Marine”. Marines make sacrifices for an institution and country that appreciates their devotion, not for a paycheck. Granted, most Marines are unselfishly devoted to their service, but the mere acknowledgement of a Marine’s efforts can pay the institution itself countless dividends.
Gordon and Shughart were courageous in showing their bravery because they went beyond the call of duty, volunteering themselves to be inserted to protect four other soldiers in a crash site with a growing number of enemies closing in on them with only being equipped with their sniper rifles and side arms. (2011) Shughart showed their loyalty to the U.S. Army and fellow soldiers that day because of their personal devotion to take control of the crash site by themselves showing they have faith to their country by standing up to fight off the enemies that were after the U.S Army. (2003) MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randy Shughart showed honor by asking the operation
He was described as a man who became fixed into the environment and was entirely dependent on the United States for survival. He never was told to change his reporting or to divulge what he written or videotaped. Using the video tapes that he took he was able to check his stories for accuracy. (Junger, p. XI). 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 Lost Battalion When word that a detachment from New York's own 77th Division had been surrounded by Germans in the Argonne Forest leaked out, a wily editor saw an opportunity to sell more papers and immediately dubbed the unit "The Lost Battalion." Over the next week, as the men held out in the face of overwhelming odds, the story of the "Lost Battalion" became the most widely reported episode of the war. It hardly mattered that the battalion wasn't a battalion at all and certainly wasn't lost. The group of some 500 men was made up of companies from two different battalions of the 154th Infantry Brigade, and headquarters knew the exact coordinates of the unit's location from the beginning of the siege. What did matter was that this group of determined men made a gallant stand reminiscent of the Alamo and Little Big Horn, and this one had a happier ending.
Custer divided his 600 men into three groups. Custer's last stand 11. Custer sent Captain Frederick Benteen scouting, and sent Major Marcus Reno to attack the Sioux village from the south. 12. Custer headed north of the village with 215 men.