This picture shows a man knelt with his hands covering his eyes -more than likely trying to hide the tears- in front of a line of military boots with a guns inside each. The gun inside of the shoe often has a helmet atop the gun. This is how the military often forms a memorial of the person who has passed, the gun, shoes, and helmet were all assigned to said person who has passed. The man is paying his respects to his fallen brother in arms. In the case of military passing there is a common quote “All gave some, some gave all” although this is not mentioned or states in the image it is a sad truth of the military life and is an important quote as it does show this in the image, although, without words.
In this song Metallica sings about a military member who has lost the arms, legs, hair, and many of the senses. The song is based off a movie named Johnny Got His Gun and in this film they show a man who has lost everything and he can’t tell anybody anything yet the doctors keep him alive and at one point he taps his head on his pillow in morse code and he is telling a nurse that he doesn’t want to live like this. This song shows what happens to those who have served in the military albeit not all members go through this but there are many cases in which this happens.
In this movie the marines are serving overseas in Iraq and they help to release the mistreated prisoners. This movie is a rated R film as it has to do with war but nonetheless they show what happened overseas quite often and they follow the lives of these soldiers.
In this documentary they show you what the Marines in Delta Company went through and what the plans were in terms of military force. They show the actual footage from the war and what the men went through.
In this article Matt Ufford describes the terrain of iraq, the living, what they did, the enemies, what his battalion consisted of, and how they would be changed by it. Ufford overall just describes what it was like while they were overseas. “Of the 80 or so Marines in Delta Company, First Tank Battalion, only one of us had ever seen combat: a gunnery sergeant who fought in Desert Storm. His face was creased and leathery from a decade in the Mojave outpost of Twentynine Palms, and he had the unhurried gait of a man whose cartilage was shot from a career of clambering on and off no-skid steel. Soon many of us would look more like him than ourselves” (Ufford).