American Soldier Essays

  • Pros And Cons Of American Soldiers

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    A mercenary is a person, usually a former soldier, who gives up his services to foreign nations for money. Over centuries of fighting, mercenaries have been used by nations to fight their wars. The Ancient Greeks, Romans, Medieval kingdoms, Papal States, and all the way up to the modern United States. Mercenaries are the key to war for many nations, around the world. That is why United States and other nations who are fighting against terrorism are better off using mercenaries. Many nations in the

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of An American Soldier

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    In this excerpt from an email written to friends and family, an American soldier describes what it is like to live in Iraq while serving his country. The Soldier describes his living conditions thoroughly and offers many examples. Through the usage of rhetorical strategies like imagery, chronology, and he puts the reader in his position, he tells of his experience and his attitude towards it. Throughout the entire passage the author uses imagery to explain his living area with detail. He uses clear

  • I Am Proud to Be An American Soldier

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    having huge weapons of mass destruction, it is the heart and spirit of the soldier. I am very proud to be a part of this long and proud tradition of upholding the ideals set forth in the U.S. Constitution. It is something that I would recommend to all willing and able college students. It instills a sense of pride and satisfaction that is matched by no other. As a soldier, there are many options as far as what type of soldier you wish to be. It is similar to choosing a career in the civilian world

  • American Soldier Poem

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    Our American soldiers fight every day so we can stay free and have the privileges we have today. We do not just get to be free. There are people fighting for our freedom. However, the poem and the song both talk about fighting for freedom but they have a separate motive. Both the poem named “Will V-Day Be Me-Day Too?” by Langston Hughes and the song “American Soldier” by Toby Keith both have the same theme by freedom is worth fighting for and everyone wants freedom, but in the poem the soldier is

  • African American Soldiers: Black Soldiers During The Civil War

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    Black Soldiers Black soldiers made their first major impact in the United States military during the Civil War. Upon their entrance into the armed forces, African Americans were discriminated against by the white soldiers. A regiment in the Union army called the Buffalo soldiers was viewed as inferior. None of the white soldiers wanted to fight with this group, so the Buffalo soldiers were sent to the far west where they could fight and not interfere with the whites. The Buffalo soldiers operated

  • African Americans Soldiers in the Civil War

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    African Americans Soldiers in the Civil War African Americans helped shape the Civil War from various perspectives. Actually, they were the underlying foundation for the war if you think about it in depth. African Americans were slaves and had been dealt with like property since they arrived in America. The likelihood of opportunity for these slaves created an enormous commotion in the South. The issue of equal rights for African Americans brought on a gap between the states. The United States

  • African-American Soldiers in World War II

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    America went to war. Everyone, including African-Americans, wanted to be a part of the American Armed forces. Throughout the years of the war, numerous bills and acts were made in order to get rid of any discrimination problems in the Armed Forces. Furthermore, the whole country heard stories about certain African-Americans or African-American battalions going above and beyond the call of duty. However, the U. S. government did not tell the American public about everything that was going on. Despite

  • Essay On African American Soldiers During The Vietnam War

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    Section 1. Identification and Evaluation of Sources The purpose of the investigation is to explore the question, “To what extent were the African American soldiers given equal opportunity during the Vietnam War of 1955 to 1975?” The investigation is significant because it was the first account of a fully-integrated American military, and will specifically focus on the troops in Vietnam rather than the civil rights movements in the United States. First-hand accounts of the war, along with statistics

  • American Soldiers Are Heroes

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    trends on communication, disaster management, information dissemination and internet interaction suggest it should be extremely difficult for one to determine at first glance that America lacks heroes. America has and always will have heroes. American Soldiers are heroes (Daugherty 195). The difference in the crop of heroes America has and those that some individuals would like to see is nothing but time. Present day heroes comprised of various ages, are heroic in a society where the thought pattern

  • African American Soldiers: Pivotal Contributions in the Civil War

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    of African American’s. African American soldiers would fight on both sides of the war. The eventual acceptance of African American’s and their contributions to the Union Army would be pivotal in the Unions success. African Americans were banned from joining the Union Army in the early part of the Civil War. President Lincoln feared that African Americans in the Army would persuade certain states, such as Missouri, to join the Confederacy. Once African American soldiers could join the Union Army they

  • Analysis Of David Snead's An American Soldier In World War I

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    In An American Soldier in World War I, David Snead examines account of George Browne, a civil engineer who fought as part of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) during World War I. Snead shares Browne’s account of the war through the letters he wrote to his fiancé Martha Ingersoll Johnson. Through Browne’s letters and research conducted of the AEF, Snead gives a concise, informative, and harrowing narrative of life as a soldier serving in the camps and front lines of the Great War. Snead attempts

  • American Soldier Interview Essay

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    Interviewing A Subject Korbyn D’Ambrogio College Comp 20161117 American Soldier “Why would you want to interview me when there are plenty of people back home that would be easier to interview in person?” asks John Stout. He is about 5’11, has dark black hair and his eyes are a rich chocolaty brown. He is tan and has a strong muscular body. John is currently deployed in Bagram Afghanistan. He departed on July 7th, 2016 and will not return until April of 2017. He grew up in Fort Ripley, MN and

  • The Last Samurai

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    between the Americans and the Japanese, but instead of killing the American, the Samurai leader Katsumoto (Ken Wantanobe) wanted him alive so that he could learn from his enemy’s ways. The Captain was staying in Katsumoto’s ex brother-in-law’s house with the now widowed young lady and her children. The lady was very un-accepting of the war hero at first, because he was the man who killed her husband, but as the story grew, she, along with the rest of her Buddhist tribe grew to like the American. As the

  • Smoking

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    my mom and her sister Eileen had made a deal with my Grandpa that if their team made it to the Iowa Girl’s State Basketball Tournament he would give up his addiction to nicotine. This addiction to nicotine had haunted him since his days as an American soldier in World War II. My mom’s team, Elk Horn-Kimbalton, was up by 19 points at halftime, and it was quite evident they would reach the destination they had worked so hard for. Next to the “victory bell” my Grandpa decided to make this one special

  • Mike Strank: The Ideal American Soldier

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    taking was known as a “marines marine” (Bradley) and was seen as the ideal American soldier. This statement is more than a little ironic given the fact that this man wasn’t even born in the U.S. What makes up the perfect soldier varies based on time and country, but honor and duty are often crucial features of the ideal soldier. Mike Strank is the ideal American soldier due to his sense of duty,

  • Soldier X by Don L. Wulffson

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    Soldier X by Don L. Wulffson Plot I read the book Soldier X by Don L. Wulffson that takes place during the world war II period. The main character of the book is a 16 year old German boy named Erik Brandt. Although Erik lives in Germany he is also half Russian and speaks Russian very well. Erik does not want to be a part of Hilters Nazi army during world war II but he is forced to fight on the side of the Nazis. During one battle of the war is he forced under a tank during a large scale battle

  • Creative Writing: American Soldier in Iraq

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    "RUN!!" I heard a fellow soldier screaming as I looked around. "RUN!" I started to take off but I was too late. I am an American soldier and I just got my leg blown off by a grenade. As I lay here crying, yelling out in pain, I think about why I am even here. The president thought that Saddam Hussein MIGHT have had weapons of mass destruction (WMD), so he sent me here to die. After we searched and found that Hussein did not have any WMDs, what did President Bush decide to do? Send more troops (SIRS)

  • The Unknown Entities of PTSD in American Soldiers

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    The Unknown Entities of PTSD in American Soldiers Every American soldier endured rigorous training to become the soldier they are today, but throughout all this training, there are a few things that a soldier can't simply learn. Training and development is treated as preparation for war situations, and much like ordinary grade school, they are tested to see how well each soldier does in each area (Huerta, 2014). Even after all this organizing and teaching, a soldier's mind is still just as human

  • Source Analysis: Farewell, American Soldiers !

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    Source Analysis - Farewell, American Solders! "Farewell, American Soldiers!" is a propaganda piece written by an unknown member of the Japanese, it was to be used during World War II and was published in 1943 . This piece was distributed in the form of leaflets to be left for the American soldiers who were marching upon the Philippines, it's message is to scare the American soldiers with the idea of a united Asia under Japan waiting for the American soldiers in the Philippines. This leaflet was produced

  • Philip Freneau's Poem, The American Soldier

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    Philip Freneau’s poem, “The American Soldier,” uses an initial quote followed by four stanzas to establish the speaker’s frustration with the condition of American soldiers after war (being the American Revolution at the time of the poem’s publishing). In dealing with the realities of the government’s treatment of veterans, Freneau, being a veteran of the war himself, is harshly disappointed. The poem begins with an epigraph quote from Lord Oxford which translates that although one may be fighting