In Remembrance of Veterans Thirty percent of casualties in the Vietnam war were made up of draftees. Darrell Jensen was apart of an anti-submarine and warfare squadron in the Vietnam war. He grew up as a military brat in Georgia and moved to Minnesota when he was twenty-two. After going to college, he was drafted into the war with his comrades. When acknowledging veterans, it is essential to understand why they joined the war effort, the significance behind using code words, and how war injuries affected them.
His grandfather, Ramiro Romo Sr. immigrated to America as an adolescent. (Flores, 2) Romo’s father was serving in the military in San Diego when he was born but the family moved back home to Burlington, Wisconsin when Antonio was 2 years old. Recently, Tony Romo has been getting credit for being one of the premier quarterbacks in the NFL with a very bright future. I don’t believe Tony Romo has the talent to be a star quarterback. I think that his good start has been a fluke and that he will soon drop off to the poor talent level that he’s played at his entire life.
Coach Boone is hard on the training and how he does it, so he decides to take the boys on a two week hard training discipline camp. Tensions arise when players are forced to share busses with each other, but racial issues are eased between both races during the camp and they become almost like a family. When players returned to Alexandria the players found the city in instability due to the forced integration of the high schools. As the season progresses, the team’s success caused the
Arm Wrestling with My Father by Brad Manning In this essay written for his freshman composition course, Manning explores his physical contact with his father over the years, perceiving gradual changes that are, he realizes, inevitable. For Manning, description provides a way to express his feelings about his father and to comment on relations between sons and fathers. “Now you say when” is what he always said before an arm-wrestling match. He liked to put the responsibility on me, knowing that he would always control the outcome. “When!” I’d shout, and it would start.
He then randomly selected college students to act as either prisoners or guards for this prison for two weeks. The only instructions Zimbardo gave were for the guards to maintain law and order. Expecting the prisoners to rebel and rise above the negative environment, Zimbardo was shocked to see the exact opposite occur. After a few short days, the prisoners really believed they were locked inside a prison. To the prisoners, the guards had all the power and they felt as if they were supposed to submit to the guards will.
For example, in one scene in the movie, Coach Boone worked them hard at boot camp; he set strict rules to break down the team’s resistance. He didn’t budge easily. One interesting theory that came to my mind was the two-factor theory that w as proposed by Frederick Herzberg. He believed that an individual’s relation to work is basic and that one’s attitude towards work can very well determine success or failure(Judge, et al., 2010). In the Titans, case I feel that their attitude had a lot to do with their success.
My father put a global positioning tracking device in my vehicle to know where I am at all times, he urine tests me every week to make sure I'm not going down the wrong path, he grounds me when I do any small thing. I'm embarrassed to tell any of my friends the truth as to why I don't go out often. In the end, I do realize that he does this for my own good. Only until recently once I proved that I could be safe without his constant supervision, he has given me more freedom to go out, and has been very lenient with certain things. I admire my Albanian culture, because it has shaped me to be the very individual I am
The only reason why I had stayed at the school for so long was because of the sparring that we practiced there. I could fight all out in an environment where it was perfectly okay to hurt the other opponent, this gave me a great feeling that I am now always craving for. Every single day, I practice my basics moves. I spend about an hour just practicing martial arts each day. But at my house we don’t have a punching bag, so to substitute for it; I condition, or harden my hands by taking a wet newspaper, then placing it on a brick wall to punch.
The First Day of Basic Training The first day of Basic Training is long and hard and having gone through that day myself many years ago I still recall the fear that I could feel deep down in my bones. Sixteen years later I am on the other side of that first day as a Drill Sergeant, seeing the same fear in the trainees’ eyes. Many people see joining the Army as an easy way out and sometimes make the decision without giving basic training a second thought. So it is no surprise that once they arrive on camp, they are shocked and really just rather go home. Pick up day is the day we first meet our new trainees.
My determination and discipline have gotten me through my treatment and rehab for my injuries. These qualities will also help me get through PPCC. What I bring to Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is my determination. An example of my determination was when I was in the army I wanted to become a sergeant, so I study hard and went to the promotion board and failed the first time. I was so determine to get my rank that I study harder and practice with mock boards so that when I went to the board a month later I knew I will pass.