General Garrison getting down on his hands and knees to wipe up the blood spilling on the hospital floor.
Made even worse by the fact that no matter how much he tries to wipe up the blood, all he ends up doing is spreading it around.note This is a rather harsh treatment of Garrison, who actually managed to salvage a terrible situation, and managed to avoid significant casualties to his 120-man team despite the amazingly bad turn of events portrayed in the book and the film. In the book, the author specifically goes out of his way to point out that Garrison was not at fault, and most likely saved the entire force with his quick thinking and command judgment.
Dude, every five-ten minutes after Durant gets captured is a Tear Jerker.
Captain Steele has a touching moment with Sgt. Lorenzo Ruiz in the field hospital after the battle. If you miss the very subtle exchange between Steele and the doctor as he approaches, it can hit you like a ton of bricks when Ruiz' name appears among the KIA in the credits.