Gen. George C. Marshall: 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

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Gen. George C. Marshall:
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. Reports from the front indicate James did his duty in combat with great courage and steadfast dedication, 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. I take great pleasure in joining the Secretary of War, the men and women of the U.S. Army, and the citizens of a grateful nation in wishing you good health and many years of happiness with James at your side. 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. I might share with you some words which have sustained me through long, dark nights of peril, loss, and heartache. And I quote: "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." -Abraham Lincoln. Yours very sincerely and respectfully, George C. Marshall, General, Chief of Staff.

Transcript:
"My dear Mrs Ryan,
"it's with the most profound sense ofjoy
"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.
"Reports from the front indicate
James did his duty in combat
"with great courage
and steadfast dedication,
"even after he was informed
of the tragic loss
"your family has suffered
in this great campaign
"to rid the worId
of tyranny and oppression.
"I take great pleasure in joining
the Secretary of War,
"the men and women
of the United States Army
"and the citizens of a grateful nation
"in wishing you good health
and many years of happiness
"with James at your side.
"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.
"And I might share with you some words
which have sustained me
"through long, dark nights of peril,
loss and heartache.
"And I quote,
"'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 altar of freedom.
"'Abraham Lincoln.'
"Yours very sincerely and respectfully,
"George C Marshall,
General, Chief of Staff."
My family is with me today.
They wanted to come with me.
To be honest with you,
I wasn't sure how I'd feel
coming back here.
Every day I think about
what you said to me
that day on the bridge.
And I've tried to live my life
the best I could.
I hope that was enough.
I hope that, at least in your eyes,
I've earned what all of you
have done for me.
James.
"Captain John H Miller."
-Tell me I've led a good life.
-What?
Tell me I'm a good man.

Clip duration: 227 seconds
Views: 31
Timestamp in movie: 02:36:31
Uploaded: 03 September, 2021
Genres: drama, war
Summary: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.


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