Major Richard Winters Ret. . Major Richard D. Winters was born January 21, 1918 as a former United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II. Richard Winters enlisted in the U.S Army in August 25, 1941 in order to shorten his time in the service.
During the 1950’s, the 1st BN served with the 11th Airborne Div., 24th Infantry Div. and 82nd Airborne Div. until being assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade on 23 MAR 1963 on the island of Okinawa, Japan. In MAY 1965, the 1st BN deployed with the 173rd to Vietnam. Over the next 6 years in Vietnam, the BN took part in 12 Operations, 3 of the most notable were: -Prior to Operation Hump, SGT Larry Pierce earned the Medal of Honor.
This novel is a narrative of Kien, a North Vietnamese soldier during the Vietnam War, chronicling his loss of innocence, love and anguish. In this novel, the author has used many literary devices to portray to the audience the pain and sorrow Kien’s was exposed to during the Vietnam War. Bao Ninh has episodic structure and the symbolism of women in the novel to involve the audience into Kien’s inner emotions, battles and pain from the war. This structure has been by showing the present time and immediately switching back to Kien’s past, ‘flash backs’ and memories. Bao Ninh uses this structure to create the audience to have the same emotions as the character which is Kien.
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.
Higgins was born in Midwestern town and he joins the army after college. He then had an intensive training in Japanese language at the Army Language School. Fifteen months after Army School, he was assigned as an interpreter and translator in Japan. He had a very deep knowledge and also commitment for Japanese cultures and he vowed that he will return to that country. After a year Higgins joined Weaver’s training program, he was once again assigned to Japan, a year before Prescott enter Weaver.
The two cadets, Eugene Jerome, Arnold Epstein, & Sgt. Melvin Toomey. Eugene’s a 20 year old from Brooklyn, who is drafted into the United States Army during World War II and is sent to Biloxi, Mississippi, for basic training. Eugene learns to cope with fellow soldiers from all walks of life, falls in love, and loses his virginity under less than ideal circumstances, all while having to navigate around the eccentricities of his drill instructor and is seen throughout the play as the narrator . Arnold Epstein by his last name you can tell that he is
Set in November 1965, We Were Soldiers is based on America’s first major engagement in the Vietnam War. This battle was called the “Battle of La Drang”. The film begins when French Soldiers are ambushed by Vietnamese soldiers, 11 years later “Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore” (Mel Gibson) trains troops who are preparing to be sent into the Vietnam. The Soldiers land on the area and prepare for battle. Randall Wallace’s actors were superb in the film.
B This letter was written by Mike in Jan.12.1969 to his family, when he was participated to the Vietnam War. Mike was written this letter about the war and his participation in the war. He was written his letter some of his thoughts in his work. He thought, he can be a machine gunner in about 5 months for that squad and about 7 months he can be team leader. He was leaning also Vietnam’s language.
There are different ways one could go about interpreting this story. The setting of this story contributes to the ultimate meaning whether it being the same as the person next to you reading the same story or not. For instance, the war references in the story could have someone’s conclusion about the story have something to do with The Vietnam War. Walker states in his article, “Rather, they are unwitting soldiers in a Vietnam of their own making” (Walker). With consideration to the current setting of this story being in this sort of war zone, swampy, tall grass, eerie type of environment, yields similarity to the war zone in Vietnam.