During the climax, Danny is mortally wounded, and Rafe tries to save him. Rafe tearfully tells Danny he is going to be okay because he's "Going to be a daddy". Danny's last words "No...you are"
The relationship between Dorie Miller and Captain Mervyn S. Bennion. Right before the attack, Bennion tells Miller, a lowly ship's cook, that the crew is proud of him for never giving up during a fight. As the attack happens, Miller finds the Captain seriously wounded on the bridge. Even as he's dying, Bennion keeps giving orders for air cover, damage control, for his XO to assume command, and is assured by Miller that "everyone is where they need to be. [He] trained them well."