He did not speak with Herbert Sobel or his family. My father was in the 2nd Armored division and after watching the Band of Brothers, he really didnt see anything out of line with the training. In 1970, he attempted suicide but survived. Enlisted men under his command were unanimous in their dislike of him, and considered him a poor leader who seemed more concerned with his own image than with the welfare of his men. He also added things are probably different now. Drill instructors are harsh in boot camp, but they are professional. He was later transferred to command the Chilton Foliat jump school.
Stephen Ambrose vilified him in his book Band of Brothers, an otherwise excellent account of the actions of E Co. Despite the pleas of his Men who were desparately trying to ramp him up on the basics, he refused to listen. History is always a version of popular culture. Sobel residiu lá em seus últimos dezessete anos até sua morte, devido à desnutrição em 30 de setembro de 1987. The actual guys, notably Dick Winters, had some serious disagreements with Spielberg and friends over how some things were portrayed. First Lieutenant Thomas Meehan replaced Sobel, and was one of several officers including Richard Winters to succeed him in that post before the end of the war. He retired from the army in 1964 as a lieutenant colonel.
It was just the luck of the draw that Ambrose profiled Easy Co. Training is supposed to be rough and also is supposed to be unpleasant. Later life and death Sobel returned to the United States after the war, and worked as an accountant before being recalled to active duty during the Korean War. Sobel resided there for his last seventeen years until his death due to on September 30, 1987. But since those men are bleeping hero's all of them- i think their generally unanimous opinion of the man is good enough for me. These men expected to be pushed harder than the average soldier.
Serious On-Topic Comments Only: , , , or other. Those remaining in the camp are starving and disease-ridden. I think the point stands, though. There is one major problem with this: Easy Company never liberated a camp. But that doesn't make him a great trainer.
In summary, if the movie and story is accurate, it seems that Capt Herb Sobel's biggest failure as an officer was that although he knew how to kick his troops in the ass, he forgot that to win their respect, admiration, and loyalty; he had to know how to pat them on the back too. Both men deserve our admiration, but unfortunately, one is a hero and one a villain, less out of choice but more out of the necessity of their respective roles. Você pode ajudar a Wikipédia. There are two sides to the story. Instruction will never prepare one for combat.
However, in 1998 I enlisted as an Artilleryman. Ive read the book BoB and seen the series. With no one around who gave a crap about his existence as he took his last breath. He resided there for his last seventeen years until his death due to on 30 September 1987. Sobel arrogance got the best of him, and his soldiers called him on it. It's a shame but it happens. I actually did a little more research and stumbled across an interview with Michael Sobel, Herbert's second son.
Just like a loving and caring parent gives to his child. If I were to theorize, it seems that the loss of Easy as well as the implied loss of his family pushed him into a severe state of depression that lasted the rest of his life. In 1970, he attempted suicide by shooting himself in the head. Sobel seemed universal throughout the men and officers of his company. He reminds me of a Lt. Babe Heffron To be fair though, he was also a friendly easy going guy to his friends and those he met on his travels. Sobel runs the men until they get sick on themselves? Only Dyke was held in lower esteem than Sobel.
Note in Anothony Beavours book D-Day the German soldiers said that they were aware that 'American paratroopers were not dropping to give them candy. Most men do not like their first instructors. In contrast, I'm reminded of a D-Day vet my dad once met, who said that he had jumped three feet from the pier to get onto his departing troopship because he wanted to be in on the invasion, and that had he known what he was headed for he would've jumped three times that distance to get the hell off. These men took a long hard look at themselves and realized Sobel was not up to the task of leadership and needed to be relieved of his command. Just like a loving and caring parent gives to his child.