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    ideas, actions, and feelings of the soldiers in an irreversibly harmful way. O’Brien uses masculinity as a driving force for the actions of all the soldiers. The desire for masculinity and fear of ridicule pushed many young men into the war, and resulted in a generation of men that "died and killed because…

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    Mary Ann can be said to symbolize the way people lose themselves to war, since the war became a drug that made her realize how empty her life was in the United States. In a sense, Vietnam gave her life purpose and meaning, something that she had never experienced before. Mary Ann’s strengths in moral qualities are pretty clear, although not vast; she is very sincere in the sense that she is honest about the person she is becoming. Even though she is changing to be a completely different…

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    Enemies Character Analysis

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    Mary Anne Bell was a character that went through a huge transformation. Mary Anne joined the men in Vietnam at a medical detachment in the mountains West of Chu Lai. When she first arrived, she was curious about the culture and her surroundings. She went down to the villages with the men, she learned to cook rice, and picked up a few words of Vietnamese. “I’m here,’ she’d say, ‘I may as well learn something” (91). Soon, Mary Anne began to go out with the Green Berets. She would join them on…

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    She was originally brought to Chu Lai, Vietnam by her boyfriend who could not live without her. When she first arrived in Vietnam she was described as naive and,“a cute blond-just a kid,just barely out of highschool” (O’brien “Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong” 86). Mary Anne still carried her cosmetic bag around with her, wore her culottes, or skirts with matching sweaters, a very unlikely sight during war time.This domestic appeal she possessed would soon disappear. While they were stationed in Chu…

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    “No doubt exists that all women are crazy; it’s only a question of degree,” W. C. Fields once said. Well what’s the highest degree? Are women really crazy, or do they just change? In the chapter “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong” in the book The Things They Carried, author Tim O’Brien lets us answer these questions ourselves. The chapter is a sweet one, we think in the beginning. It’s about a young soldier flying his sweetheart out to the war in Vietnam for a visit, since he can’t visit her. She…

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    Tuskegee Airmen Influence

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    pilots of WW2 proving that no matter what color you were you could become a great pilot. So how did they have to fight diversity at home, well being the time and age of America we still had not changed much in the way of racism and bias-ism. It started for them around late 1930s, when a group of young black Americans wanted to become pilots in the United States military which was completely unheard of, because black Americas “couldn 't fly and fight”…

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    M1 Garand Rifle

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    A. Introduction Thesis: Many technological advances were made during World War II, but the development of advanced planes, guns, and the nuclear bomb ultimately led to the end of the war by causing mass destruction and millions of casualties. B. The development of the advanced technological M1 Garand rifle in World War II (helped the infantry soldiers in WWII) essentially help led to the end of the war. The M1 Garand rifle was a highly-acclaimed rifle for the United States in World War II. As…

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    Louis Zamperini was a olympian who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and was scheduled to compete in the 1940 Tokyo Olympics. The Olympics was cancelled due to WWII. Zamperini due to the cancellation of the Olympic enrolled in the Army Air Corps. He was later captured by the Chinese and sent into one of their slave camps. Although Louis Zamperini had a very good childhood his life would later be changed, and do the event of him being captured, placed in a slave camp, and surviving, he was…

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    Fire And Fury Analysis

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    War is hell…..This is even more so with the technology build up in the post World War I period that brought new challenges to allied military leaders and a tremendous dichotomy in United States aviation warfare strategy of World War II. Both in Fire and Fury by Randall Hansen, and Herman Wolk’s Cataclysm: General Hap Arnold and the Defeat of Japan, follow key allied leaders and their bombing strategies. In Fire and Fury, Hansen asserts that the American daylight precision bombing was more…

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    Anthony S. Miller 24 July 2015 Which imperative is the most important and Why? Give an example of something that the Army could do to enhance capabilities in that domain. Developing leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century is clearly the most important imperative for the U.S. Army. History is flush with examples of leadership defeating superior technology or causing the defeat to technologically inferior forces: Battle of Little Big Horn,[footnoteRef:1] Gallipoli,[footnoteRef:2]…

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