* Ray [[spoiler: making the decision to kill Ogilvy]] is a pivotal moment for him. It says a lot about how far he'll go to keep Rachel safe.
--> '''Ray:''' Do you understand what I'm going to have to do? ''I can't let my daughter die because of you.''
** Rachel also gets one simply for keeping herself calm and making it all the way through her lullaby. Given how terrified she must have been, that's pretty impressive.
* Ray [[spoiler: sends a FUCKING HAND GRENADE into the alien's tripod after being captured, by exploiting their method of selecting humans for draining.]]
* The Marines on the hill deserve a mention here. Although they get their collective asses handed to them ''[[CurbStompBattle hard]]''. They still stand their ground to try and delay the advance of the Tripods until the civilians can get away. It also counts as a bit of Hearwarming because these Marines '''''KNEW''''' that from the moment they made contact, they weren't going to survive this fight.
** They get avenged later on [[spoiler: when an Army unit manages to catch a Tripod in a city, with its shields down, and THEY are packing Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles and Carl Gustov Recoiless Rifles. [[CurbStompBattle The fight goes about as well for the Tripod in question as it had been for the humans up to that point.]]]]