a system of accepted beliefs that control behaviour, especially such a system based on morals:

the (Protestant) work ethic
The ethics of journalism are much debated.
He said he was bound by a scientist’s code of ethics.
Publication of the article was a breach of ethics

the study of what is morally right and what is not

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The doctor has been accused of violating professional ethics.
a code of behaviour/ethics
The company was known for its poor business ethics and many people refused to buy its products.
Members of the society are highly qualified and governed by a strict code of ethics.
He wrote an article criticizing the business community for its the lack of ethics.

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In 1969 The New Yorker published a detailed exposé by Daniel Lang concerning four soldiers deployed in the Phu My district of Vietnam who abducted a young woman and raped her repeatedly over the course of the next 24 hours. The following day, fearing discovery by incoming American helicopters, the sergeant in command of the squad ordered her killed.

After being denied the chance to go to a nearby village to visit a prostitute before starting a reconnaissance mission, a tough, embittered American sergeant involves the four men of his patrol in the kidnapping of a young Vietnamese woman. The impending gang rape and murder of the woman splits the patrol into two factions, those for it, and those against it with young Eriksson leading the dissension. But before long, the sergeant has convinced everyone but Eriksson to go along with the plan, making an already difficult mission unbearable for the morally conscious young soldier. Casualties of War is inspired by a true story.

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1 Casualties of war – talk with chaplain

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23 jul. 2018

Scene from the movie casualties of war
Alan Correa
Michael J. Fox should have received an Academy Award for his role . One of his best acting roles
Ben Hislop
By doing this, Max proved that he was more of a man than his Sergeant ever was. It takes guts to stand up to those in power, and Max had them while his Sergeant was a coward.
Jesús Santillán
Michael had some awesome acting skills, you can really note the anguish in his face, the suffering for not being able to save Tran Thi, as her death will haunt him for the rest of his life.
Sean Joseph
Man this movie was crazy, I saw it in theaters when it was released and till this day it’s still haunting. Forget All Michael J Fox’s other roles, this was his Best. Hands Down
Gregg Seltzer
The best scene of Fox’s career
The first casualty of war is always truth.
Nike Fanatic
The Score In The Background Makes This Scene So Powerful
Go With A Smile
I hope they never remake this movie, it’d be hard to for another actor to pull off this emotion in my pov and how it makes you feel 😢
Unfortunately, the real scumbags didn’t do much time at all. For instance. The guy that stabbed the girl in real life (the character of Clarke) served less than 7 years in a military prison. He was later dishonerably discharged and invovled in a murder/hate crime of an African American man years later.
Sir Pants
This is why I, an avowed atheist, still think the chaplain system in the armed forces is a great idea that should still stick around. It’s handy having Captains and Majors outside the chain of command who have high pull in solving grievances and welfare issues.
One of my very favorite movies and books (which was basically the script for the movie, they follow remarkably close!). Erickson is a personal hero to me, since I saw this movie when I was in elementary school. Thank you for posting this.
Satty Singh
Most powerful movie scene ever recorded cut you deep
Private Name
I really love this movie (it’s probably my favorite De Palma – also love Blow Out – movie. And especially that ending scene, where he sort of comes full circle (the same actress who played the murdered girl playing this new character giving MJ Fox’s character some absolution). The Morriconne (spelling incorrect?) music also making it especially haunting. As an aside I love the courage of the Erickson character. The fact that it was based on a real man, who risked his life on getting the truth out, and who refused to participate in the rape murder of that poor girl. It gives me hope for humanity. Unforgettable all round. My only ‘problem’ with Casualties of War is the casting of Fox. Who in my opinion, is an excellent light comic actor as he was in Family Ties & Back to Future, but didn’t have the depth/ ability to portray this unbelievably complex character. I think the direction & writing did a lot of the work for him. Just my opinion. He’s actually v good just not great like the rest if the movie.
horse 4166
Thats how I am whenever I got drunk 🙁
Joey Bigler
Robards Jr. is great in his limited screen time.
They don’t Write dialogue like this anymore. Mostly every line in modern movies is so vapid. Nothing is ever really as gripping as these old movies.
GrimLock TV
After this scene when the four soldiers were being trialled what did the sergeant say to him at the end
Druwy Down
And in my own experiences as a still proud, honorably-discharged Veteran of the Army, I should also note that, when I was in, if any Soldier had any kind of a real, true, dire, “problem,” the chain of command, which would almost always seem to break down for a Soldier, a chaplain, in the end, was always overriding, listening, taking notes, intervening, etc… And I’m only, here, talking about Christian, etc., Soldiers, but even Soldiers of other faiths, etc., knew we, us, always, if we were in the right , sh*t would definitely get done, taken care of, addressed, redressed….etc…………..
Amplass 333
When you watch a film like this it’s painful when the good man seems to be on his own. He confided in his Mate (who obviously had no influence) who advised him to take the matters to their superiors which came to nothing. This Chaplain obviously had a lot of power and a lot of friends (good men) well and truely high up!!!
Waldo Forsest
Why was Sergeant E5 Meserve only sentenced to 10 years hard labor for unpremeditated murder… …he instigated the rape and the murder of the little girl…he should of been sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labor….where is the justice
The chaplain is really handsome.
Javier Anguiano
Poor Marty McFly, Doc messed up leaving him in the Vietnam War Itself. It’s not leave he’s concerned it’s the fact that Doc is talking forever picking him and actually bringing him back to 1985.
John Griswold
If you dont also mind would you upload the scene where michael j fox talks to ving rhymes? If not i understand!
Charlie Morris
God couldn’t have come at a better time to hear what Max has been bearing all this time.
Roger Kincaid
I prefer this over ‘Platoon’.
Druwy Down
I don’t know about anyone else… But this one scene, in this classic, brilliant, seemingly true-to-life, to me, movie seemed to capture, right here, duty versus honor versus reporting versus “seeing” something versus not really seeing “something, anything,” or just “snitching,” if you will, on your own fellow comrades… Dilemmas, dilemmas, more dillemas, hypocrisy, contradiction, irony, dissimulation, “chains of command,” military bureaucracy, CYA, SSDD, and paradox, etc., et al., right here, right over there, and or where and whenever…
Jaycee Santos Cordova
2:38 “oh shit i know where this is going”
St. Vodou
I wonder how many women this actually happened to…one is one too effing many
Adam Boardman
How did he get drunk on so few cans of beer ? Lightweight.
Monica Alvarado
I never understood what happens after he talks to the Chaplain. Obviously none of his superiors wanted to move forward with his accusations and investigation regarding the rape and murder of the poor girl. Did the Chaplain look into it and moved through other channels? I saw this movie in 1989, when I was 12. So I was never able to connect the dots.

2 “Casualties of War” (1989) The Key Scene

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This is the climactic scene in “Casualties of War”, a 1989 film about the Vietnam War. The guy opposite Michael J. Fox here is very believable as an army officer, which isn’t surprising since he (Dale Dye) actually was a decorated Marine who served in Vietnam. Other than this scene though, I really didn’t think this was a good movie. Most of the acting isn’t very convincing. 
Fox was no doubt eager here (and for the rest of his career, really) to show that he could do serious, gritty, non-Marty McFly type roles, but he still comes across as a bit too innocent and earnest. Sean Penn in particular is inexcusably hammy in way over-acting his part as the arrogant scumbag. Everyone was trying too hard and too self-consciously I think to make this an epic hardcore Vietnam movie that would earn Oscars and rank alongside “Apocalypse Now” and “Platoon”. 
Brian DePalma directs, and at this point I personally am ready to say that after giving him plenty of chances, his work – other than of course “Scarface” (1983) and even “Mission Impossible” (1996) – just isn’t anything all that special.

Eriksson sees Captain Hill (Dale Dye) about the crime he saw his squad commit, but Captain Hill is going bury the matter and tells Eriksson that he’s reassigned to a Tunnel Rat unit. In addition, the other four men are reassigned to other units.
“I am max attentive to this situation.” “I’m simply trying to illuminate the terrain in which we currently find ourselves deployed.” I’ve always found this movie very quotable.
Freddy Sturguess
MJF uttered the best line in their later scene: “Go to hell, sir.”
Greg Rock
Dale Dye is awesome on both sides of the camera. This scene in particular, he just imbues it (as he tends to do when playing military roles) with the kind of authenticity that can’t be learned, taught, or faked. I’ll wager just about every vet– certainly those who were in “combat arms” MOSs– worked for at least one guy like the Captain he plays in this scene. The only possible nit-pick I can think of is that Dye plays a commissioned officer in the Army, but he yells like a Marine Corps NCO; that slight back-of-the-throat barking thing on the first syllable or first word of a sentence. R Lee Ermey does the same thing when he plays GySgt Hartman in “Full Metal Jacket.” It’s how Marine Corps Drill Instructors yell (at least that’s how mine certainly did).
Incredible how well Dye acts.  Never trained as an actor, but he’s a spot-on natural.
Yeah, but the best part happened at the very end of the movie..”You just had to push it, you just couldn’t let it go””Sir…..Go to Hell, Sir…”
Truth’s Denominator
I agree, the acting in this scene by Dale Dye was very impactful and amazing. I don’t think the poster of the video is siding with the character at all, he just appreciates the realism and power in Mr. Dyes acting abilities. I think the magnitude of the scene, and what was at stake played a part in appreciating this particular scene as well. What some also may not know is, Dale Dye was in the armed forces in real life. I’m sure that helped…………………”AND YOU’RE GONNA RUIN HIS LIFE!!!!! He saved yours.”
fort grove
Powerful. I remember getting locked up like that as a joe. 30 years later still serving. 🙂
Lindsey Summers
My brother-in-law is a retired Air Force MSgt and viewed this movie with me. He loved this scene because the Capt. dug into his enlisted subordinate the way he wanted. “We can’t yell at these kids anymore. We just aren’t allowed to.” While I agree with Erickson and disagree with the Capt., this scene demonstrates the complexity of the world we live in, as well as the complexity of the emotions Erickson struggled with. What his squad did WAS wrong, but what are the consequences of him coming forward? Is he making himself a target by doing so? Is turning in Sgt. Messerve betraying the man that saved his life? If this results in major international backlash, is that helping the war effort? What if he doesn’t say anything? Could he live with himself if these men do something like this again? Ultimately he does the right thing, but being in this position is not easy.
Darren Wilson
He wants a trip out of the squad where he’s going is worse tunnel rats lol
b camp
Great scene from an under appreciated movie.
Niz Loc
Dale Dye at his finest.
Otis Beck
US Marine Corps Captain Dale Dye was also the technical consultant for Platoon. In pre-production, all of the actors were put through a boot camp to get them accustomed to becoming a soldier. He also appears in the film as Army Captain Harris.
His point is to intimidate and threaten you to drop your complaint of the SGT raping and killing a twelve year old girl.
Martin Curry
” You on my frequency?”
Martin Curry
“You dont tell me shit about screaming boy!”
O-Dog Kubrick
Not bad. I love Dale Dye! I wonder if he met R. Lee Ermy. He’s like him, except as a drill sergeant who was in “Full Metal Jacket”.
John Long
that is an epic military style ass chewing if i ever seen one ! thanks for posting it.. i had forgotten all about that movie untill you posted this scene. its what i remember most about it..
Adal Kidane
I love this movie. It should be made mandatory for troops to watch this before they go out into the field.
Jmc 007
Great film. Based on true events makes it more shockingly brilliant. Fox and penn acting faultless.
Maruko Chan
As a coincidence, i watched it yesterday- when i watched i was crying , then thought much about that girl and American soldiers!!!!! This is the most wonderful Vietnamese war film i have ever watched! Because it was a different aspect RAPE- it made me think about My Lai Massacre! If in any war has more people like him- ( i😊😊i forgot his name) i am sure war will reduce evils)
My favourite scene in the whole movie
Meserve is 20.. around how old is Eriksson? 5 years older?
Robert Mowreader
I watched this movie about 20 years ago before I learned how much of a subversive sean penn was and vowed never to watch any more of his movies,and I recall they were in the americal is my understanding through my studies that in ww2 the americal division was a great unit,but during Vietnam the division had a less than steller performance record and wasn’t always the most law abiding.
I really, really, REALLY hope you’re not taking the Dye character’s side in this…
Robert Orellana
Damn he reminds me of my dad
Volunteered to be a tunnel rat? Damn.
Sodium Chloride
3:32 “He’s a kid” “You’re going to ruin his life” He ruined his own life, Eriksson had nothing to do with it. Personally, once you’re beyond the age of 12 the “just a kid” excuse should have little to no weight.
Gray Fox [ROU]
In this case duty beats morality.
christopher james
three frogs
he might have let it go if not for the medal recommandation
paul couto
Smirk….. there ain’t no point Ericsson. Lol.
Aimee Ward
My husband is a retired JAG who read the case. This guy was one of many officers who also went down for the coverup.
Philip Dodsworth
“well that’s a rodge Erikson your a tunnel rat…”
delvin pucci
Great screen great movie
Jon Stewart
Dale Dye was only 44 years old when he made this movie. How many 44 year olds look and act like this today with a full head of grey hair, even if they’re not combat or military veterans? Not many. Either GMO foods have been good at slowing the aging process or the average American man that age today is soft, or both. Can you imagine a Captain in the Air Force or even Army today talking to an E2 or E3 like that? They’d be discharged for mental instability or have to go to mandatory sensitivity training! Green Dot training is supposed to help prevent such a thing. Anyway without being too long-winded, that Captain is probably at least a 20 year veteran having been in WW2 and Korea. He’s prior enlisted and not like those clean-cut and educated 25-30 year old Captains that have always been officers. In his defense, he’s not being a deliberately horrible person, he just wants to protect himself and knows the private will stir the waters of he moves on and make him look bad.
The United States military had no business being in Vietnam. End of story.
Rueben Vega
Meserve was actually on presidential parade detail, really decorated Sargent, they should’ve kidnapped that girl but they really wanted to get laid, tough, I wonder what became of his life after this
Jean-Pierre De Vent
At least in the end somebody listened to him but how that went, is not showed. There was nobody higher present.
MJF grew 6 inches in the duration of one scene.
《Remedy 》
Hey I’m late to watching this AMAZING movie. Who was dead at the bottom of the cliff!? I thought it was Meserve but he went to trial along with the others
Jon Stewart
Wow, that Captain needs some serious sensitivity training! But the Army during the Vietnam War was a lot of angry assholes.
John Mardo
Did those 4 rapists serve their time in prison?
the one
love the captain
Laney Spangle
Dose anybody know if these men are still alive that done this crime
Jonathan Darnel
Talked about this concept with a Muslim imam just yesterday. The Koran has a verse that reads “If you take one life it’s as if you have murdered the entire world. If you save one life it’s as if you have saved the whole world.” Sounds nice and poetic but ultimately it’s false. No good deed goes “above and beyond the call of duty” because God expects us to do deeds, and nothing but good deeds, every moment of our lives (Luke 17:10). Your good deeds cannot cancel out your bad deeds. Saving Erickson’s life didn’t earn Masserve the right to rape and kill a woman. He must pay for his sins. God’s forgiveness through the mediation of Jesus can clear us of the guilt we incur. Our deeds are only our duty.
Peter D
Casulties of Grammar
I am glad the movie played it out this way at least it is debated rather than simply having a issue or what is right or wrong. If the rape and murder of the women became public it would have made a excellent recruitment tool for the VC and NVA it would also affect public opinion on the war affecting the level of support it would have got. It is pretty inescapable that the combination of factors would have led to more american casualties along with more scrutiny of the units on the ground. If you simply had the captain wholeheartedly backing erikson than it would have been too simplistic these actors have a wealth of motives and considerations behind their actions. I do wonder what compassion the captain had for the murdered raped women in spite his loyalties and duties to the army.
Andrew Meek
US forces behaved so poorly in Vietnam; this film portrays just one aspect, rape and murder. They went in all arrogant, gung-ho and thinking they were indestructible. They forgot, or omitted, the basics of warfare; never underestimate the enemy, never disrespect the enemy’s abilities, never behave as if you have already won and never treat with contempt those who are your allies and civilians/non-combatants. In the end, the US had no peace with honour. They left honour at Arlington and peace was never on their agenda!
Sextus Empiricus
Dale Dye. He was the only thing that was REAL in that movie and Platoon at the end. Just that look. That’s not acting. Erickson was WRONG in this movie as was Elias in Platoon. The way Dale says it. He’s 20 years old and he F**KED UP! Who’s side are you on?
Stelios Artemiou
His captain is right. He shouldn’t have court marshalled Meserve even though he raped the girl. If I was Ericsson, I should have reminded myself that he saved me but the other two should be sent to prison. And Ericsson also shouldn’t court marshalled Diaz
Mr. Ozzy Oz
If Meserve was 20 years old, he should not be a Sergeant at that age as well with pulling that dumb stunt with the chick. That’s more of a 1st Class Private or Corporal age tbh. Unless he went to college and worked his way up as an officer then probably but I doubt he went to school though… ah well, just a movie lol.
If Sean Penns character is 20 years old. He shouldn’t be a Sergeant. He is way to immature to be a Sargeant!

3 Casualties of War – “Weapon : Fun” – Sean Penn x Thuy Thu Le x Don Harvey x Michael J. Fox

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Parker Girard
Man back to the future 4 is way darker than I remember
Michael Kirton
Diaz was too weak and let peer pressure get to him, unfortunately!!!!
I watched this movie like 30 years ago and this is the only scene I can remember. I’m due for a rewatch!
Come to realize that I’ve never watched another Sean Penn film after having watched this film back in the 80s.
Giedrius G.
Very good cast. Great acting.
dhana ty
All 3rd world countries forgot what they did to their ancestors/ grandma / grandpa and now they love being an American and marrying Americans , Europeans 👌🏼
Kavya Soni
Rare scene , thanks
Kavya Soni
could anyone please provide the subtitles?

4 Casualties Of War Theatrical Movie Trailer (1989)

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5 The best scene of Casualties of War by Brian De Palma featuring Elmo De Pelmo

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6 Who is a VC? (enhanced)


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7 Casualties Of War – Trailer [HD] (Updated)

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8 Casualties of War (1989) Scene: “You don’t have to try and kill me.”

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9 Casualties of War

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10 Casualties of War – Trailer

11 Casulties of War – You taking an Attack posture on me!

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Tense conflict between Sean and Mike



14 Sean Penn – The Thin Red Line – Sergeant Welsh scene: Everything a lie.

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15 Casualties of War – Trial of the bastards

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“Casualties of War” (1989) Directed by Brian De Palma Starring Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, Don Patrick Harvey and Erik King

16 Casualties of War (1989) – Flowers for a ghost

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18 Casualties of war scene

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19 The Making of Casualties of War

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20 Why do ethics matter? | Shefali Roy | TEDxOxbridge

23 jun. 2017

Having spent the majority of her career in ethics and compliance, Roy elaborates on the importance of ethics, according to her an inherent and necessary component of business, yet one that is often overlooked. Citing numerous case studies, she emphasises that the means of obtaining financial gain ethically, should never be trivialised or overlooked.
Shefali Roy is the former Chief Compliance Of cer (Europe) and Money Laundering Reporting Of cer for Stripe, a technol- ogy company based in San Francisco that facilitates payments online. Prior to Stripe, Shefali headed up Compliance, Business Conduct, and Risk across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa for Apple, was the Chief Compliance and Ethics Of cer for Christie’s worldwide, and was responsible for private wealth com- pliance for Goldman Sachs across Europe. She has undergradu- ate quali cations in law, economics and nance and postgraduate quali cations in journalism and economic history, from RMIT, Oxford and the LSE respectively. She is currently undertaking an EMBA from Oxford’s Said Business School. In 2016, Shefali was named on Innovate Finance’s Global Most Powerful Women in FinTech List. She sits on the Boards of Ada’s list – a women in technology network – and Photoworks – a photography collective.
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Ethiek = de wetenschap die kritische redeneermethodes ontwikkelt om na te gaan wat goed en slecht is, rechtvaardig en onrechtvaardig, verantwoord en onverantwoord, menswaardig en mensonwaardig. Kortom: alles wat behoort tot de menselijke verantwoordelijkheid. Met als doel te zoeken naar de meest menswaardige oplossing.

21 First and Last – CASUALTIES OF WAR (Brian De Palma, 1989)

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22 The Vietnam War Explained In 25 Minutes | Vietnam War Documentary

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The Vietnam War began in good faith, by good people with good intentions. But a combination of American overconfidence, Cold War tensions and imperialist tendencies the Americans had previously fought so hard against, made the war in Vietnam one of America’s darkest pages in its short but dense history. By the end of the war, more than 58,000 Americans would die, as too would 250,000 South Vietnamese soldiers. Over 1 million North Vietnamese soldiers and Viet Cong guerillas would also perish as well as over 2 million civilians’ from both the north and the south, and thousands more from Laos and Cambodia.
The Vietnam War brought everything into question. The rationalization of destroying villages in order to save them. America’s morality in the face of My Lai. The meaning of free-fire zones, shooting anything that moved as soldiers placed a cheapness on the lives of civilians. The falsification of body counts to increase kill death ratios. The unimportance of battle as men charged up hills because their generals told them too and after losing one platoon or two platoons they marched away to leave the hill for the enemy. Pride allowed the most unimportant battles to be blown into extravaganzas because America couldn’t lose, and she couldn’t retreat and because it didn’t matter how many lives were lost to prove that point.

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French Colonial Rule 1:32
Dien Bien Phu 5:30
A New Nation 6:42
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Operation Rolling Thunder 10:35
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Trust is Broken 18:27
Richard Nixon 19:40
Vietnamization 21:38
Things Fall Apart 23:19
The Fall of Saigon 24:46
The Vietnam War 26:02
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23 Ericksson’s War – A Conversation with Michael J. Fox (Casualties Of War Documentary)

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I’m a huge fan of this film and noticed this short conversation with M J Fox about the film and his role in it is not available on this platform so thought I’d upload it for other fans of Michael J Fox and the film Casualties Of War itself. Please remember to like and Please also check out the other similar video I have uploaded which is a general ‘Making of Documentary’ about Casualties Of War with Brain De Palma. I do not own any of this footage and no copyright infringement is intended, all rights belong to the original producers.

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Personal tribute and remembrance for the POW and MIA of the Viet Nam war. This short film and original song does not intend to be political , it is only for those nearly 2000 people still unaccounted for in SE Asia whose families and friends are still waiting and wondering where they are. Secondarily, this song goes out to every man and woman who has ever served their country, fighting for freedom and human rights for all. If there are some discrepancies with the content of the lyrics it was intentional to evoke imagery of the horrors of a war which has never brought all who served back home, regardless of the gender of the soldier. I pray that we never forget them, that we will continue to ask questions of our leaders and seek the answers so that there may finally be peace for these unaccounted heroes.

25 Jesus Saves a man in a Wheelchair!!

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Our Savor is here!! What would you do!?
Welcome to the world-famous Just for Laughs Gags, we’ve been playing silly pranks on unsuspecting people in public and capturing hilarious reactions with hidden cameras