Kenny was a kid born on Florida in 1945. He always wanted to be a policeman, so he became one when he finished high school. Kenny loved being a cop, but he was drafted to the army for 3 years in 1979. As a healthy, active and strong guy, headquarters send him on his first abroad mission — to Afghanistan. He didn’t expect that! There was one guy Kenny liked immediately — a police officer from Brazil, Roberto. He never really told about what he was doing between 1979 and 1982. He just disappeared for three years. But there was one thing nobody knew about. Rob saved Kenny’s live, but eventually he never thanked him for that. They were split right after that situation… Not counting those 3 mysterious years, the anniversary of his 40 years in police
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Chris Kyle is a 38 year-old, combat veteran, who served 10 years in the United States Navy. Chris is a Caucasian male, who presents with a moderate religious background. He ‘s currently married to his wife Taya, and has one son. Chris was born in Texas, in where he was raised by both of his parents along with his younger brother. His childhood can be described as a loving, nurturing environment with a secure attachment but also with a strict disciplinary component, in where early on Chris was taught the concept of being a Sheepdog, amongst sheep. This concept can be viewed as a precursor to the role he has adopted along his experience in the military. Chris’s highest level of education comes through a high school diploma, but is supplemented by the training and grooming he received as a special forces operator. Through this training, he was usually required to be in top physical shape and work with a good sense of executive functioning.
My name is Kevin Williams, i’m 11 years old, and I go to Lake Ridge New Tech Middle School, I am also in the 6th grade. Me and my friends wrote this story about a girl named Emily, that had died in a school fire in 2004. Me and my friend Nic had thought to write about her for a story in Mrs.Walker's class for
Tim O' Brien, a fighter affected by the trauma Vietnam War held, divulge on his participations when his daughter asks herself if he has ever taken a man’s life. At nine years old, nearly 20 years after the Vietnam War is over, Kathleen asks her father a question. Has he ever killed someone, she wants to know. O’Brien decides to tell her that he has not killed a man. It felt like the “right thing to do”; he thinks when she is a little older she will understand better. Maybe then O’Brien will tell her about the slender young man who still consumes him, whom he still ponders about when reading the newspaper.
Tim O' Brien, a soldier affected by the Vietnam War, reflects on his experiences when his daughter asks herself if he has ever taken a life. When she is nine years old, nearly 20 years after the Vietnam War is over, Kathleen asks her a question. Has he ever killed someone, she wants to know. O’Brien decides to tell her that he hasn’t. It felt like the “right thing to do”; he thinks when she is a grown-up she will understand better. Maybe then O’Brien will tell her about the slim young man who still obsesses him, whom he still thinks about when reading the newspaper.
Sonny’s Blues is a story based on a boy by the name of Sonny, and his brother who is the narrator of the story. In the story Sonny was addicted to heroin, sent to prison, and he and his brother didn’t have much of a relationship. On the other hand, Sonny’s older brother had his life together. He was well educated as he was a mathematics teacher with a family that he had to support. The short story has a lot of connections and relations to some of the biblical stories. One being the prodigal’s son, and the other story being Cain and Abel. Sonny’s Blues was also based on the sufferings of the African American Community, as Sonny and his brother lived in Harlem, New York. Some examples of their sufferings would be their childhood
Bill and Christine Koch, along with their 3 children Lynn, Steven, and William Jr., were described as the ‘All American Family’. CPL Steven Koch enlisted in the Army, married the love of his life, Amy and had a daughter they named Zoe. CPL Koch called his mom, nearing the end of a 15-month deployment to Afghanistan. He said, “Momma, I don’t know how much longer my luck is going to hold out.” (Thompson & Yarborough, 2013). Three weeks before CPL Koch was scheduled to return home, Christine Koch answered the door to two Soldiers, informing her that her son was killed by a suicide bomber. CPL Koch’s death was especially hard on his sister, Lynn. Christine received an e-mail from Lynn stating, “Mommy, I finally realize that Steven’s
Having grown famous, Elizabeth Kenny’s personality and methods became a beacon of light in the study of poliomyelitis that has made her legacy live on. The clinic at which Kenny cared for many patients became the Sister Kenny Institute which was organized and funded by the Sister Kenny Foundation (Cartwright 2). The Sister Kenny Institute was established in Minneapolis in 1942, to teach nurses and physiotherapists about her treatments (“Kenny, Elizabeth”371). The Sister Kenny Foundation aided further projects to broaden the field of poliomyelitis (Paul 344). Sister Kenny retired from executive director of the Kenny Foundation in 1944; she passed her torch to Dr. Huenekens who fulfilled the position (Cohn 226 and 227).
Young boys Amir and Hassan have grown up in the same household and are the best of friends. The only difference between the two is that Hassan is Amir’s servant. Growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan the boys face obstacles day to day, however, no obstacle can compare to the coming one. Separated by war, Amir and Hassan grow up in two different worlds, the prior leaving Afghanistan for America. One day Amir receives a call from an old friend from Afghanistan telling him he must come at once. Amir soon learns the horrible truth and must come to terms with himself to make up for his previous wrongdoings.
In the United States, thousands of men and woman join the army every year. Post-war trauma effects can influence the emotional and psychological state of the soldier when coming back from combat or reentering civilian life, however, people are not fully aware of such problem. Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for fiction, Phil Klay in his first book Redeployment, delivers readers a unique experience to the front lines of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq through the narratives of different characters and their experiences. The first chapter Redeployment exposes the life of a soldier reentering civilian life, who takes action for the life of his suffering dog Vicar after killing hundreds of dogs during the war while having to address his post-war emotional and psychological state. The last chapter of Redeployment, Ten Kliks South, a Lance Corporal gives the readers an insight of his emotional and psychological state after a mass shooting on a nearby location. In consequence of his lack of experience in the battlefield, the Lance Corporal is faced with several questions, while searching for the true responsible for the fatalities caused by the U.S. soldiers. Both chapters demonstrate a connection as they portray the effects of the war on the emotional and psychological state of the main characters of the two chapters discussed. Such stories help bring awareness to the readers about the importance in understanding how situations can affect the life of soldiers in real life,
During the late 1990s and early 2000s, violence and death became part of Talbott’s daily life, and moving became part of survival. After moving to a new orphanage, freedom was likely taken away. Everyday, he would pray to get adopted and escape to the “Great America”. One day, Talbott finally got the news that he’s been praying for everyday, he’s been adopted. On the same night, incidents and fears break in, and Talbott witnessed the terrifying violence and murders,it became one of the most unforgettable moment in his life. Finally, the day he’s been waiting for is here, Talbott was taken from the orphanage to the jet plane, that moment he feel freedom is on the way. After arriving to America, he was soon introduced to his new family, living in Annapolis, Maryland. Facing his new family, Talbott was afraid of getting close to his family because he fears of losing them, and hid his love inside him. But later, he found a way of showing his love to the family. Friend still played a big part, and encouraged him when he faces challenges. In school, academics pushed Talbott to depression, and suicidal, but he keeps on going
One night, Kenneth Bone just got back from the Lampidential debate. Unfortunately, it was exciting because the two candidates: Conald Rump and Billary Blinton got into a fist fight, except that they don’t have any fists. They proceeded to use their lampshades and throw shade at each other. After a few minutes of pleasure of watching the fight, Kenneth in his dashing red sweater vest and uneven moustache ventured onto the stage to intervene between this squabble.
One day kevin was at the zoo playing with his friends talking they were talking about how he could play basketball and he could shoot a 3 pointer. And he said that he would do better by slam dunking it and hanging on to the rim. There was a tiny problem there was no rim so they had to figure out what to do so they just sat around talking about how kevin could dance and drive. Then it was about 3 in the morning and kevin and his friends heard something outside but they just turned over in their bed’s and went back to bed then they all heard a loud BOOM!!! So they all jumped outta bed and looked at each other and looked around and went outside to see where the loud boom had came from. When they got outside there they loud noise was again
Marco would come through, he always had before. His charming, well-spoken and polished exterior belied a cunning and ruthless man, unafraid of breaking every societal to rule to get what he wanted., just like Bobby. Bobby leaned back in his chair and loosened his belt a notch. He put his feet up on his desk, crossing them at the ankles.
What an interesting story Karen. There is always something new to learn about cultural influence. I didn’t know there are cultures that moms are not supposed to do any cares for their babies. As a mother of 3 little girls that sounds very hard to understand for me. But, in any case our mission as nurses continues to be clear, advocate for the wellbeing of our patients and their families. Especially in these type of situations where babies and children are involved. Family support could has been the key here but, as you mentioned, that was missing. How frustrating when we as nurses, realized that things are out of our hands and we can only do so much.