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Fucked up beyond all recognition.

#qt0441698 / NSFW / read by Teja-84

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Your brothers are dead. _We have_ orders to come get you, 'cause you're going home.

#qt0441697-b / read by Teja-84

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Private, I'm afraid I have some bad news for ya. Well, there isn't any real easy way to say this, so, uh, so I'll just say it.

#qt0441697-a / read by Teja-84

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I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the alter of freedom.

#qt0441696-g / read by Subhajit-81

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I might share with you some words which have sustained me through long, dark nights of peril, loss, and _heartache_.

#qt0441696-f / read by Teja-84

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Nothing, not even the safe return of a beloved son, can compensate you, or the thousands of other American families, who have suffered great loss in this tragic war.

#qt0441696-e / read by Subhajit-81

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I take great pleasure .. in wishing you good health and many years of happiness with James at your side.

#qt0441696-d / read by Teja-84

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.. even after he was informed of the tragic loss your family has suffered in this great campaign to rid the world of tyranny and oppresion.

#qt0441696-c / read by Subhajit-81

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Reports from the front indicate James did his duty in combat with great courage and steadfast dedication ..

#qt0441696-b / read by Shriram-60

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My dear Mrs Ryan, It's with the most profound sense of joy that I write to inform you your son, Private James Ryan, is well and, at this very moment, on his way home from European battlefields.

#qt0441696-a / read by Subhajit-81

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And I still wouldn't move... I'd still pretend to just be asleep. I don't know why I did that.

#qt0441690-c / read by Teja-84

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And I knew she just wanted to find out about my day - that she came home early... just to talk to me.

#qt0441690-b / read by Subhajit-81

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Yeah. She'd stand in the doorway looking at me... and I'd just keep my eyes shut.

#qt0441690-a / read by Teja-84

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I just know that every man I kill the farther away from home I feel.

#qt0441657-m / read by Teja-84

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All right. I won't stop you. I'll even put in the paperwork.

#qt0441657-l / read by Teja-84

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If that earns me the right to get back to my wife, then that's my mission.

#qt0441657-j / read by Teja-84

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It's just a name. But if... You know if going to Rumelle and finding him so that he can go home.

#qt0441657-i / read by Shriram-60

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Ah, Ryan. I don't know anything about Ryan. I don't care. The man means nothing to me.

#qt0441657-h / read by Shriram-60

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And how I'll ever be able to tell her about days like today.

#qt0441657-g / read by Teja-84

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Sometimes I wonder if I've changed so much my wife is even going to recognize me, whenever it is that I get back to her.

#qt0441657-f / read by Subhajit-81

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But over here, it's a big, a big mystery. So, I guess I've changed some.

#qt0441657-e / read by Shriram-60

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Back home, I tell people what I do for a living and they think well, now that figures.

#qt0441657-d / read by Shriram-60

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I was a coach of the baseball team in the springtime.

#qt0441657-c / read by Shriram-60

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The last eleven years, I've been at Thomas Alva Edison High School.

#qt0441657-b / read by Shriram-60

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I'm a schoolteacher. I teach English composition... in this little town called Adley, Pennsylvania.

#qt0441657-a / read by Subhajit-81

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That's how you... that's how you rationalize making the choice between the mission and the man.

#qt0441654-e / read by Subhajit-81

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Maybe even 20, right? Twenty times as many? And that's how simple it is.

#qt0441654-d / read by Shriram-60

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Ninety-four. But that means I've saved the lives of ten times that many, doesn't it?

#qt0441654-c / read by Shriram-60

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Maybe a hundred others. Do you know how many men I've lost under my command?

#qt0441654-b / read by Subhajit-81

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You see, when... when you end up killing one of your men, you see, you tell yourself it happened so you could save the lives of two or three or ten others.

#qt0441654-a / read by Narmadha-83

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He better be worth it. He better go home and cure a disease, or invent a longer-lasting light bulb.

#qt0441653 / read by Teja-84

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That was two years ago. Tell me about your wife and those rosebushes?

#qt0441651-n / read by Teja-84

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That was the last, that was, Dan went off to basic the next day. That was the last night the four of us were together.

#qt0441651-m / read by Shriram-60

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.. the thing explodes, the whole barn almost goes up because of this thing. That was it.

#qt0441651-l / read by Subhajit-81

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And so this makes Dan more angry. He tries to swing this thing, he looses the shovel, goes outta his grasp and hits a kerosene lantern.

#qt0441651-k / read by Subhajit-81

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At the same time he picks up a shovel. And he's going after Shawn ..

#qt0441651-j / read by Shriram-60

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He's gotta wake her up. So he grabs her by a leg and he's dragging her.

#qt0441651-i / read by Subhajit-81

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So now Danny's just so mad at us. He, he starts coming after us, but... but at the same time Alice is over there unconscious.

#qt0441651-h / read by Subhajit-81

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She goes running right into the wall and knocks herself out.

#qt0441651-g / read by Shriram-60

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And so Alice Jardine hears this and she screams and she jumps up and she tries to get running out of the barn ..

#qt0441651-f / read by Narmadha-83

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And so Alice Jardine hears this and she screams and she jumps up and she tries to get running out of the barn ..

#qt0441651-f / read by Shuja-34

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I mean, picture a girl who just took a nosedive from the ugly tree and hit every branch coming down.

#qt0441651-e / read by Shriram-60

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I think of my hammock in the backyard or my wife pruning the rosebushes in a pair of my old work gloves.

#qt0441651-b / read by Narmadha-83

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Well when I think of home, I think of something specific.

#qt0441651-a / read by Subhajit-81

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When was the last time you felt good about anything?

#qt0441650 / read by Shriram-60

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You don't know when to shut up; you don't know HOW to shut up!

#qt0441648 / read by Shriram-60

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Like you said, Captain, maybe we do that, we all earn the right to go home.

#qt0441645-e / read by Shuja-34

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Someday we might look back on this and decide that saving Private Ryan was the one decent thing we were able to pull out of this whole godawful, shitty mess.

#qt0441645-d / read by Narmadha-83

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But then another part of me thinks, what if by some miracle we stay, then actually make it out of here.

#qt0441645-c / read by Subhajit-81

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He asks what he's done to deserve this. He wants to stay here, fine. Let's leave him and go home.

#qt0441645-b / read by Shuja-34

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I don't know. Part of me thinks the kid's right.

#qt0441645-a / read by Shuja-34

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Moreover... I feel heartfelt sorrow for the mother of Private James Ryan and am willing to lay down my life and the lives of my men to ease her suffering.

#qt0441638-h / read by Narmadha-83

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This is an excellent mission, sir, with an extremely valuable objective, sir, worthy of my best efforts, sir.

#qt0441638-g / read by Shuja-34

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You gripe to me, I gripe to my superior officer, so on, so on, and so on. I don't gripe to you. I don't gripe in front of you. You should know that as a Ranger.

#qt0441638-f / read by Teja-84

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I don't gripe to *you*, Reiben. I'm a captain. There's a chain of command. Gripes go up, not down. Always up.

#qt0441638-e / read by Subhajit-81

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Well, what I mean by that, sir, is if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile of Adolf Hitler with a clear line of sight, ... pack your bags, fellas, war's over.

#qt0441638-d / read by Narmadha-83

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Well, it seems to me, sir, that God gave me a special gift, made me a fine instrument of warfare.

#qt0441638-c / read by Shuja-34

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Well, from my way of thinking, sir, this entire mission is a serious misallocation of valuable military resources.

#qt0441638-b / read by Narmadha-83

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Sir... I have an opinion on this matter.

#qt0441638-a / read by Subhajit-81

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