* Barnes' BadassBoast.
-->'''Barnes''': Me, I don't need this shit. [[IAmTheNoun I]] ''[[IAmTheNoun am]]'' [[IAmTheNoun reality]]. [...] You wanna kick ass? Yeah. Well, here I am, all by my lonesome. And there ain't nobody gonna know. Six of you boys against me. [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred Kill me. I shit on all of you]].
* [[spoiler:Sgt. Elias Grodin]]'s [[DyingMomentOfAwesome death]], depicted on the cover and [[StockParodies satirized many times]] since due to its memorable awesomeness. Also counts as a TearJerker.
* ''Adagio for Strings''. Also counts as a TearJerker.
* [[spoiler: Chris killing Barnes at the end.]]
* Elias slugging Barnes in the face to stop his brutality towards the Vietnamese villagers.