T he format of No Man Left Behind was stylishly simple: As narrated reconstructions go, this achieved unusually high levels of tension, atmosphere and emotional involvement, and Jack Ashton was notably good as Ryan, striking a tricky balance between vulnerable human being and highly trained SAS killing machine.
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Paul Longgrear was sent to Vietnam to command an elite combat unit. At home, his wife tended to their newborn daughter and dutifully kept her promise to pray for her husband at war. The narrator of the documentary, Terence Knox, is an accomplished actor and played the starring role. The Man Left Behind. likes. Narrated by actor Terence Knox, The Man Left Behind chronicles the return of U.S. Army Col. (Ret.) Paul R. Longgrear to.
He was getting ready to take a nap when the call for help came. Elements of a Marine platoon had been ambushed by about a dozen enemies from an elevated position as they entered a house.
Some were able to make it out. Kasal eliminated an enemy insurgent in the first room. As he moved toward a wounded Marine in the next room, he and another Marine were raked in the legs by rifle fire. Then the grenades rained down; Kasal shielded the other wounded Marine with his own body. Marquez and Lance Cpl.
Dane Schaffer arrived on the scene. Their platoon commander had a plan: The two men would shed their gear, including rifles, then run in and out of the kill zone, extracting casualties one by one as other Marines provided cover fire. One Marine looked like he might lose his leg, so he was carried out on a poncho, Marquez recalled, adding: Kasal refused to leave until everyone else was extracted. He stayed in the prone position, still holding security.
After Marquez and Schaffer carried Kasal outside, the house was blown up with all of the enemies still inside. The impetus for the statues can be traced back to , Kelleher said. It had started a campaign to raise money for facilities at Lejeune and Pendleton that would mirror the Center for the Intrepid in San, Antonio,Texas, which promotes research and provides cutting-edge rehabilitation for wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and educational opportunities for Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs employees.
The Marine Corps said it would request funding for the facilities, and Hope for the Warriors donated its plans for the buildings. Leftover funds were offered back to the donors, who agreed instead to use the money for a statue at Lejeune. In , the project was offered to Phelps, a Vietnam veteran as well as an accomplished painter and sculptor.
In summer , Phelps won a contest to sculpt the Fremont County Veterans World War II Memorial in Wyoming, a 9-foot sculpture that featured a soldier in solemn reflection before a cross bearing a fallen comrade.
Just before he shipped out, Chance Phelps posed for the sculpture. It was another way to honor the Marine Corps.
What was that strap? How would the backs of the soldiers have looked?
Phelps beamed with pride when it was unveiled at Camp Lejeune. Shortly thereafter, Camp Pendleton wanted a statue as well.
Soon, the public will be able to purchase a smaller version to raise funds for Hope for the Warriors.