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  • Vietnam Air Medal Analysis

    1. There is insufficient evidence to show the applicant met the criteria for award of the Air Medal. 2. The applicant served in Vietnam from 28 January 1967 to 8 January 1968. He was assigned as a rifleman to Company C and Company E, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, as well as Company E, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment. According to the statements provided by the former members of his chain of command, the unit operated in the Mekong Delta and that dozens of their patrols were launched via Huey Helicopters. a. The single most important document used to determine an individual's eligibility for award of the Air Medal during the Vietnam Conflict was the DA Form 759-1 (Individual Flight Record and Flight Certificate).…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Home Track

    Not all Medals are made of Metal An icy and bitter mist surrounded me. The sun had secreted behind piles of looming clouds, while droplets of water dispensed from the sky. The track bore a vast expanse of puddles, and runners plunged their way through them. I was sitting in the dewy grass underneath the canopy of our tent. Rain trickled down the stadium steps as I heard the booming announcer eagerly bellow, “Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the 2016 State Track and Field Meet.” My heart began to…

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  • The Girl That Butt-Shuffled: A Short Story

    again people will remember you for something. Like for example we had this big singing thing at my last high school every year called “Celebration”. It’s exactly what it sounds like, the whole school sings for a few hours. There’s not even cake, it wasn’t much of a celebration by my standards. Anyway, I was fortunate enough to be chosen to lead the school in this. It was fantastic I got to stand up in front of my entire school and their parents and sing songs I absolutely and whole heartedly…

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  • In Another Country Hemingway

    He ended up with an injured leg and in a hospital in Milan and was rewarded a silver medal for his bravery, but this meant his career was in the military was over. In the short story, In Another Country, the American soldier in the story, who is also the narrator and Ernest Hemingway have almost identical aspects. The American soldier is in the hospital in Milan for a leg injury; he cannot bend his knee. He proceeds to talk about how he received a medal saying “…were written in very beautiful…

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  • Suicide And Bravery In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    minefield. Art and Literature created by veterans to reduce the effects of PTSD ultimately links, to multiple aspects of the book The Things They Carried. The mask created by a US Army Flight Medic relates to Norman Bowker from The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. The left half of the face covered with an American flag and in the eye a reflection of a formal military photograph. The right half of the mask is a skull with the sentence, “I have destroyed my life and myself, so that others may…

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  • Describe The Relationship Between Esther And Dementia

    Only one solitary thought remained in her mind. He is watching…. She did not dare to look back, she knew that whatever happened it was in his hands. - What she didn't know, is that in the next 10 seconds she would destroy the Junior World record by a margin of 3.41 seconds to become the youngest American to qualify for an Olympic Game. Most importantly her father would be watching. It all began years ago when her father developed dementia. Her one and only father. He had supported her through…

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  • Gabrielle Douglas: A Successful Gymnast

    According to the article “About Gabrielle Douglas,” Gabby used to flip around the house and off the furniture when she was just four years old. Gabby was introduced to the sport by her sister Arielle, who was a gymnast herself (“About Gabrielle Douglas”). Arielle convinced her mother to put Gabby in gymnastics classes because she was so energetic (Perry). According to Selena Hill, author of the article “America’s Olympic Sweetheart Blasted for Saying She was Bullied,” Gabby started official…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Definition Of Success

    goggles I started to pray for the intersection of St. Sebastian, he is the patron saint of athletes, I don’t even know how many hail marys I said, I felt at ease once I stepped up to the line! When the announcer introduced my to the crowd I smiled and waved, and then started to get into the zone. “SWIMMERS UP! TAKE YOUR MARK! BOOM!” we were off I was swimming harder than I had all season, I counted every stroke and breath. I slipped on the wall when I did my flip turn, but I kept on swimming…

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  • The Giver: Lois Lowry's Life

    it. First she went to elementary school and 6th grade in Pennsylvania. She went to 7th and 8th grade in Japan before moving back to the U.S. When she came back to the U.S she went to high school in NY. “I went to college, Brown University in Rhode Island, my family was living in Washington, D.C,” said Lois Lowry. She then dropped out of Brown University. She later decided to finish college and later earned a bachelor degree. She would get married, have children, and move to Maine before she…

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  • Ezra Jack Keats

    blends bold colors and simple shapes, with varied texture. These images paint a full picture for the reader, causing them to think back on their childhood. Works Examined The most well-known of all Keats stories, and the winner of the 1963 Caldecott medal is The Snowy Day. Inspired by a Life Magazine photograph of a small boy in rural Georgia, Keats created Peter, the main protagonist in The Snowy Day. Other than his eyes, Peter’s face does not possess any other features for most of the story.…

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