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  • World War 1 Vs Ww2

    chemical warfare. World War II took it up a notch and added a weapon so powerful that it can wipe out entire cities. World War I had many issues with race and gender as segregation was still occurring in platoons and women were not able to fight or really help in any major way. World War II is when the platoons were desegregated and women were asked to help treat wounded and cover men’s jobs while they were out in war. World War II ended up being a war that would improve the lives in America by…

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  • How To Tell A True War Story Theme Essay

    thoughts, feelings, or dreams related to the horrible event in this war. (NIMH >>> Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) These kinds of impact was told in “How to Tell a True War Story” form the novel “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, the movie “Platoon” directed by Oliver Stone and the iconic war song “2+2=” by Bob Seger System. More specifically, these stories share a number of themes. However, theme that most strongly unifies them is the destructiveness of Vietnam War, physical and…

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  • Enemies Character Analysis

    After hearing rumors of the NVA having massed artillery and Russian tanks, the platoons began to take precaution. For almost two weeks, the men slept during the day and moved during the night. It was very difficult to move due to the thick cloud cover and lack of light. Vietnam was a place that was darker than black. The men were terrified…

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  • Theme Of Trust And Guilt

    the author and narrator of the novel The Things They Carried depicts the tragic experiences he endured while in the Vietnam War. He was a young college educated man who was drafted into the war, along the way he got close to many soldiers in his platoon, gaining support and trust. Having these relationships helped him get through the war but also caused many tough times due to their deaths. In the novel The Things They Carried author and narrator Tim O’Brien portrays the themes of trust and…

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  • Theme Of Grief In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    The Neverending War War will never end for the soldiers who are among the living, the ones who have seen the end are dead. The novel The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien tells what he and his fellow soldiers had experienced in the vietnam war, during and after, what they had to do and how they feel. There thought’s were not only just on the war, but on their family and friends. In the soldiers heads, they are constantly thinking of the past, mostly the war, and what they had to do. In the…

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  • The Importance Of Counseling In The Army

    given by a man with eighteen years of experience serving his country, First Sergeant Bradford Bygness, a true professional. Six months after I arrived to the unit, First Sergeant selected me for “team elite,” this was his term for his Headquarters Platoon. The…

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  • Iraq First Mission Narrative Essay

    you guys got fifteen minutes to eat your chow and prepare for the next mission." Chow is food, food is MRE (meals ready to eat). I had was so hungry I ate the MRE and forgot what I just tasted. As I place my ruck sack down to rest for a second my platoon heard a lot of commotion outside. I thought it was just some of the soldiers playing around until I heard Arabic being thrown left and right. As I walk out the door with my weapon at the low ready, there was a bunch of local nationals or Iraqi…

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  • Essay On Battlemind Debriefing

    from deployment are in the past and promoted peer support. Also, it minimized the number of times that combat-related traumas were recounted, in order to take precaution against retraumatizing and secondary trauma to others. This was conducted with platoons ranging in size of 20-32 individuals and was compromised of 26 50 minute sessions. Developed for this study, Battlemind training concentrated on unit cohesion and suggested tasks for soldiers to implement in their transition home. It utilized…

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  • The Things They Carried Setting Analysis

    Day in and day out, he leads his platoon daydreaming with trinkets and letters from this young woman never really paying attention or leading his platoon until one day another of his soldier has is shot and killed. Then does this young First Lieutenant decide to come back to reality and man up, burn his letters and lead his platoon into the war zone. As “Tim” the narrator has left to immigrate over the border he stops at a cabin…

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  • Creative Writing: What Do I Think, Goo Man

    “What do you think, Goo Man?” The Drill Instructor turns and barks to the platoon, “Did they make some kind of fucking mistake in MEP’s? Are you supposed to be polluting my beloved…

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