The most profound concept that stood out to me during the clip was how, despite being in the equivalent of hell on earth, the soldiers were able to stick together and still find enjoyment. Despite their comrades falling in battle, war going on all around them, they were able to find time to smile and keep their spirits up regardless the situation they were in. Their training and strength of will bonded them closer together as their predicament seemed to be able to get no worse.
The scene which was most memorable was the reaction in Rock Avalanche when a soldier was shot and killed. Most men in our society are taught crying is a sign of weakness and try to hide their emotions. This soldier didn’t care about others around and truly showed the anguish he felt of losing a friend. At first I felt awkward when I saw him crying since I usually don’t see men cry. But then I gained respect for him. In the midst of combat, he bared his emotions in front of his men and didn’t care.
I would recommend this to some of my family so they can have a better understanding on the exact details that happen overseas. Most people just assume the war and what happens while the soldiers are gone. I think this video would help them really know what it’s like to be away from home and lose close friends from following orders. I think this video would help people understand soldiers aren’t the ones to blame for war; they’re just doing their job.