Dawson: After six months we'll be dishonorably discharged. Right, sir?
Dawson: Well, what do we do then, sir?... We joined the Marines because we wanted to live our lives by a certain code and we found it in the Corps. Now you're asking us to sign a piece of paper that says we have no honor. You're asking us to say that we're not Marines. If a court decides that what we did was wrong, then I'll accept whatever punishment they give. I believe I was right. I believe I did my job. But I will not dishonor MYSELF, MY UNIT, OR THE CORPS so that I can go home IN SIX MONTHS! Sir.