History Heartwarming / GenerationKill

23rd Jan '17 5:29:14 AM Jonas
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* Before he's shipped back home, Wright asks Godfather why an obvious screwup like Captain America is not being replaced, especially after he just wounded two Marines by sending them into a minefield at night. Godfather replies that if he disciplines Captain America for his blatant incompetence, he would also have to discipline Fick for insubordination. This is a subtle nod from Godfather to Fick's talents as an officer; the latter has repeatedly saved lives by questioning and disobeying asinine orders from up top.

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* Before he's shipped back home, Wright asks Godfather why an obvious screwup like Captain America is not being replaced, especially after he just wounded two Marines by sending them into a minefield at night. Godfather replies that if he disciplines Captain America for his blatant incompetence, he would also have to discipline Fick for insubordination. This is a subtle nod from Godfather to Fick's talents as an officer; the latter has repeatedly saved lives by questioning and disobeying asinine orders from up top.
23rd Jan '17 5:25:18 AM Jonas
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* Before he's shipped back home, Wright asks Godfather why an obvious [[TheNeidermeyer Neidermeyer]] like Captain America is not being replaced, especially after he just wounded two Marines by sending them into a minefield at night. Godfather replies that if he disciplines Captain America for his ineptitude, he would also have to discipline Fick for his insubordination. This is a subtle nod from Godfather to Fick's talents as an officer; the latter has repeatedly questioned and disobeyed asinine orders from up top, and saved lives in the process.

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* Before he's shipped back home, Wright asks Godfather why an obvious [[TheNeidermeyer Neidermeyer]] screwup like Captain America is not being replaced, especially after he just wounded two Marines by sending them into a minefield at night. Godfather replies that if he disciplines Captain America for his ineptitude, blatant incompetence, he would also have to discipline Fick for his insubordination. This is a subtle nod from Godfather to Fick's talents as an officer; the latter has repeatedly questioned saved lives by questioning and disobeyed disobeying asinine orders from up top, and saved lives in the process.top.
23rd Jan '17 5:18:28 AM Jonas
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* Before he's shipped back home, Wright asks Godfather why an obvious [[TheNeidermeyer Neidermeyer]] like Captain America is not being replaced, especially after he just wounded two Marines by sending them into a minefield at night. Godfather replies that if he disciplines Captain America for his ineptitude, he would also have to discipline Fick for his insubordination. This is a subtle nod from Godfather to Fick's talents as an officer, since he has repeatedly questioned and disobeyed asinine orders from up top (and saved lives in the process).

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* Before he's shipped back home, Wright asks Godfather why an obvious [[TheNeidermeyer Neidermeyer]] like Captain America is not being replaced, especially after he just wounded two Marines by sending them into a minefield at night. Godfather replies that if he disciplines Captain America for his ineptitude, he would also have to discipline Fick for his insubordination. This is a subtle nod from Godfather to Fick's talents as an officer, since he officer; the latter has repeatedly questioned and disobeyed asinine orders from up top (and top, and saved lives in the process).process.
23rd Jan '17 5:17:42 AM Jonas
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* Before he's shipped back home, Wright asks Godfather why an obvious TheNeidermeyer like Captain America is not being replaced, especially after he just wounded two Marines by sending them into a minefield at night. Godfather replies that if he disciplines Captain America for his ineptitude, he would also have to discipline Fick for his insubordination. This is a subtle nod from Godfather to Fick's talents as an officer, since he has repeatedly questioned and disobeyed asinine orders from up top (and saved lives in the process).

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* Before he's shipped back home, Wright asks Godfather why an obvious TheNeidermeyer [[TheNeidermeyer Neidermeyer]] like Captain America is not being replaced, especially after he just wounded two Marines by sending them into a minefield at night. Godfather replies that if he disciplines Captain America for his ineptitude, he would also have to discipline Fick for his insubordination. This is a subtle nod from Godfather to Fick's talents as an officer, since he has repeatedly questioned and disobeyed asinine orders from up top (and saved lives in the process).
23rd Jan '17 5:16:19 AM Jonas
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* Colbert telling Fick that his leadership is the only thing he has confidence in.

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* Colbert telling Fick that his leadership is the only thing he has confidence in.in.
* Before he's shipped back home, Wright asks Godfather why an obvious TheNeidermeyer like Captain America is not being replaced, especially after he just wounded two Marines by sending them into a minefield at night. Godfather replies that if he disciplines Captain America for his ineptitude, he would also have to discipline Fick for his insubordination. This is a subtle nod from Godfather to Fick's talents as an officer, since he has repeatedly questioned and disobeyed asinine orders from up top (and saved lives in the process).
31st Jul '16 6:55:52 PM Winters15
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* A somewhat subtle moment: after getting a briefing on a mission that involves driving into a known ambush for little practical reason, Colbert turns to Wright and says that it'll be a short mission and not worth experiencing, so why not wait back at Headquarters? While Poke ends up preventing Wright from leaving (by arguing that Wright is the platoon's good luck charm), it's a nice moment of Colbert, once again, trying to protect the people assigned to him.

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* A somewhat subtle moment: after getting a briefing on a mission that involves driving into a known ambush for little practical reason, Colbert turns to Wright and says that it'll be a short mission and not worth experiencing, so why not wait back at Headquarters? While Poke ends up preventing Wright from leaving (by arguing that Wright is the platoon's good luck charm), it's a nice moment of Colbert, once again, trying to protect the people assigned to him.him.
* Colbert telling Fick that his leadership is the only thing he has confidence in.
2nd Jan '15 6:43:12 AM MadCormorant
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* A somewhat subtle moment: after getting a briefing on a mission that involves driving into a known ambush for little practical reason, Colbert turns to Wright and says that it'll be a short mission and not worth experiencing, so why not wait back at Headquarters? While Poke ends up preventing Wright from leaving, it's a nice moment of Colbert, once again, trying to protect the people assigned to him.

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* A somewhat subtle moment: after getting a briefing on a mission that involves driving into a known ambush for little practical reason, Colbert turns to Wright and says that it'll be a short mission and not worth experiencing, so why not wait back at Headquarters? While Poke ends up preventing Wright from leaving, leaving (by arguing that Wright is the platoon's good luck charm), it's a nice moment of Colbert, once again, trying to protect the people assigned to him.
20th Jul '14 10:02:37 AM PaladinPhoenix
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--> '''Colbert''': ... I'll be fine.

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--> '''Colbert''': ... I'll be fine.fine.
* A somewhat subtle moment: after getting a briefing on a mission that involves driving into a known ambush for little practical reason, Colbert turns to Wright and says that it'll be a short mission and not worth experiencing, so why not wait back at Headquarters? While Poke ends up preventing Wright from leaving, it's a nice moment of Colbert, once again, trying to protect the people assigned to him.
16th Jul '12 10:16:47 PM MadCormorant
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---> '''Trombley''': Is it gonna be okay, sergeant, I mean, this... investigation?
---> '''Colbert''': You'll be fine, Trombley.
---> '''Trombley''': No, I mean for you, sergeant, since you gave all the orders. I... I don't care about any of this, you know? I mean, I'll be out in a couple of years. But you... sergeant, this is your career.
---> '''Colbert''': ... I'll be fine.

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---> --> '''Trombley''': Is it gonna be okay, sergeant, I mean, this... investigation?
---> --> '''Colbert''': You'll be fine, Trombley.
---> --> '''Trombley''': No, I mean for you, sergeant, since you gave all the orders. I... I don't care about any of this, you know? I mean, I'll be out in a couple of years. But you... sergeant, this is your career.
---> --> '''Colbert''': ... I'll be fine.
16th Jul '12 10:16:00 PM MadCormorant
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* When a ''sotto voce'' comment to Gunny Wynn reveals that for the whole months-long excursion, Sixta had been ''deliberately'' playing TheNeidermeyer to draw the Marine's ire away from the officers, and salvage moral by giving them an easy target to hate.
* Godfather explains to his Marines all of the reasons why they cannot consider evacuating a critically wounded civilian that his Marines shot by accident, laying it out in express detail why it is an extreme risk...and then, while meeting his Marines' expressions, he turns and orders a platoon to casevac the civilian anyway.

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* When a ''sotto voce'' comment to Gunny Wynn reveals that for the whole months-long excursion, Sixta had been ''deliberately'' playing TheNeidermeyer to draw the Marine's ire away from the officers, and salvage moral morale by giving them an easy target to hate.
* Godfather explains to his Marines all of the reasons why they cannot consider evacuating a critically wounded civilian that his Marines shot by accident, laying it out in express detail why it is an extreme risk...and then, while meeting his Marines' expressions, he turns and orders a platoon to casevac the civilian anyway.anyway.
* Trombley expressing concern for Colbert after Fick and Wynn inform them that a formal investigation might get launched regarding the incident where Trombley shot the kids and camels at Colbert's go-ahead:
---> '''Trombley''': Is it gonna be okay, sergeant, I mean, this... investigation?
---> '''Colbert''': You'll be fine, Trombley.
---> '''Trombley''': No, I mean for you, sergeant, since you gave all the orders. I... I don't care about any of this, you know? I mean, I'll be out in a couple of years. But you... sergeant, this is your career.
---> '''Colbert''': ... I'll be fine.
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