I havent seen any "Army of One" commercials where soldiers are storming buildings alone. Usually they involve them out in the open, on their own, accomplishing such a task as scaling a snowy mountain to set something up, or something to that effect. But in the commercials I've seen, they usually show the soldier standing with many other soldiers.
Originally posted by TiBo
He probably did not even ask a superior if he should fire, he just wanted to be a hero, and thats what gets people killed.
Well, you dont really know this. If there was a chopper coming at me, not identifying itself, not transmitting any friendly signals (which they are required to do), and seemed to be exhibiting hostile behavior, I might fire as well. Sure, I'd probably ask first. But if it was coming very close and I suspected it to be attacking, I'd shoot first. Not to be a hero, but to save myself.
But you dont know any of that for sure, so it's not a very good example.