Michael Weisskopf was the only member of Ward 57 who was not in Iraq to fight the war; rather he was there to write the Person of the Year story on the American soldier. Unbeknownst to him he would be returning without his dominant right hand and identity. He lost his journalistic abilities and his work was filled with frustrations. Weisskopf states (2006), “The telephone, a reporter’s principal tool, became a liability. Instead of holding it in one hand and jotting notes with the other, I had to resort to a headset that picked up every noise and spooked sources.”(p.175).
Deployed quite often, Mr. Doherty was rarely around the house. Therefore, Doherty had to become the man of the house. While juggling protecting the women of the Doherty household and the tedious assigned schoolwork and homework, Doherty has to set aside the mournful feelings he gets knowing that his dad may never come back from war. Doherty says, "It kills me knowing my dad might die out there, but I look up to him for what he does. " Mr. Doherty pushes for and hopes that his son will continue the long family line of being in the military.
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.
(B) Source B was written by General Haig at the beginning of the war, having read both extracts written by Haig and read the source information, I have chosen not to trust it and look at it as a reliable source. To begin with, Haig was nicknamed Chateaux General because he was located 40 miles away from the frontline, away from the risk of being in danger. Therefore, his information was not first hand, meaning he had to rely on Sir John Charters to provide him with his information. Although Sir John Charters was present at the battle, the reason why I choose to class him as unreliable is because Haig was his superior and he did not wish to upset him, therefore, he will always give him optimistic information. Also this source is unreliable because of what Haig was writing and who he was informing.
A major idea that was illustrated in the memoir was the concept of survival. This scene is significant because the tragedies that happen, in this scene, leads to Ishmael resorting to methods to keep himself alive and the majority of the book he had to learn how to do this himself. The significance of this scene to the story is that it leads to all the other important events that take place in the story. The first scenes of the brutality of warfare changed Ishmael’s life forever. For example, he never saw his mother or father ever again after the rebels began to attack and destroy the villages.
We couldn’t help other soldiers who were sick nor give a proper funeral to other soldiers died because of diseases. We count ourselves as lucky to survive in that harsh condition. Even though Washington was a quick tempered man, we (the soldiers) liked him and his ability to hold together the army. He always cared about the soldiers first and asked support from congress even though it was tough because there were threats to his leadership. He also recruit Native Americans to fight against British.
This text reveals that inner conflict can be catalyzed by conflict within war and the poor living environments of which many children and families struggle to survive in everyday. Only the strongest soldiers return survivors of war however “We may wish it were not so, but action amounts to identity. We become what we do.” Living after surviving war is not something every soldier can cope with. Millions of people die fighting a few survive physically however most are affected psychologically or emotionally. Soldiers are stuck with an experience unlike any other known to man, stuck with memories and images of what it's like to be hunted by another man.
“Long Bill’s” primary motivation was not for America’s independence from Britain, but the wealth and prestige that came along with it. Working in the regular army promised him advancement in life that his previous life could not provide. Shy presents these two types of soldiers with the two standard images of the response to revolutionary war. One of the images was of towns jumping to action when Paul Revere carried the message that the British were coming. The other image was of the hungry, frozen, and naked men who suffered at Valley Forge.
Railways , bridges, roads are usually the first things that the rival destroys in order to prevent the enemy from accessing their land and destroying their communities. Normal life cannot continue during a war because fit and able people have to become soldiers who would normally be working in the crops or doing some sort of business, therefore war has a terrible affect on the economy, one that can take years and years to overcome. I understand that people go to war because they believe strongly in something or they want to stop their enemy from doing something terrible , for example, the allies had no choice but to fight Hitler in the second World War, but the victory did come at a terrible cost. War between nations is terrible, however, the greatest scourge is civil war. Civil war is a war between different groups of people within the same nation.
Joe Bonham was a soldier who almost lost his life fighting for his country. If he wasn’t unconscious when the bomb dropped and he lost his legs and almost died, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t be thinking for himself, ’‘this is great, I fought for my country and died with honor.’’ Almost everybody wants to live and taking another persons life is to me the worst think anybody can do. There is not anything worth killing for, not democracy, not peace and certainly not when u have the intensions of