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|1.||Slow fade in of a picture of soldiers at a station, but then a quick jump to video footage of Captain Y and Captain Z.||Light, soft music fade in for about 3 seconds and remains in the background. Captain Z begins talking at the three second mark.
Captain Z: “…that saying, leave no man behind, it doesn’t just refer to when you’re on the battlefield. It refers to just as much when you’re back here at home station and your soldier needs help. You — you just don’t leave him out there on his own. You — you bring him in and you take care of him.”
Captain Z: “…I think a lot of the soldiers know that they can come for help. And once they get that help, it — it builds up a pride that ‘Hey, I like what I’m doing. I’m working for somebody that’s going to take care of me, that’s going to take care of my family, and they’ll take care of my battle buddies if they need help.”
|2.||Wide shot of the Jones family in the hospital with the sick child. Specialist Jones is in his Army uniform.||Light, soft music continues to play.
Captain Y: “When a soldier’s child has –has cancer, as in the case of Specialist Jones, anybody that has kids — even if you don’t have kids — it sends something through you. I — I wouldn’t know what I’d be able to do without the love and support of — of my family, especially my kids.”
|3.||Cut directly back to interview footage of Captain Y and Captain Z with focus on Captain Y.||Light, soft music continues to play.
Captain Y: “A five-year-old, cancer,and the child, you know, wouldn’t know the difference between missing cartoons or playing outside. And — and he’s up for the fight every day.”
|4.||Moves back over to focus on Captain Z shaking his head agreeing with Captain Y, and then cutting to Captain Z and Y meeting with Specialist Jones in their office.||Music becomes even lighter.
Captain Y: The unit — within our unit, daily operations still went on. Specialist Jones wasn’t treated any differently. He was even given another job, but he was given support. He — whenever his child had an appointment, there was a never a question.
Whenever, you know, the — the family might have needed something, it was there. And anything that may have come up as an issue, there was no judgment. It was just, ‘Hey, let’s get your family — let’s get them back healthy, whatever we can do.’”
|5.||Continuing with picture of Specialist Jones talking with Captain Y and Captain Z.||Captain Z: “If a soldier takes that step to come ask for help through AER or any other services that the Army can provide, it – you know it’s legitimate.”|
|6.||Quick jump to a close up of Captain Y and Captain Z video footage.||Light music still playing in the background.
Captain Y: “Most cases, most soldiers like to keep their own problems personal. But when they — when they
do need help, having an open door and a sharing ear and that it’s, you know, held in confidence, that you’ll be able to help them without them being another case — you don’t treat them like cases; you treat them like people.”
|7.||Shoots to a close up of Captain Z.||Light music still playing in the background.
Captain Z: “…as Commanders, I think it’s important that we recognize those soldiers that need help and try to break that barrier and let them know it’s okay to come forward and — and ask for the help that the Army can provide them.”
|8.||Wide shot of Specialist Jones interacting with almost his entire unit with Captain Y and Captain Z in command.||Light music still playing in the background.
Captain Z: “…you don’t always have to talk to them from a Commander to a subordinate standpoint. You just talk to them man-to-man, and you learn a lot from your soldiers when you do that.”
Captain Y: Right. Soldiers are the — are the heartbeat; that — they’re the pulse and they’re the tempo of that unit. And if that — that tends to skip a beat or tend to catch asthma, it’s going to show. And — and that — keeping that team healthy is — is most important. If one soldier is hurting, his friends are going to know about it. His friends are going to suffer from it. It’s going to bring down morale.”
|9.||Back to a close up of Captain Y and Captain Z during their interview footage.||Light music still playing in the background.
Captain Y: “We actually, as
Commanders, live for our soldiers as — as we do our own families. If one of my soldiers is hurt, it’s — it’s more than personal because if they — if they’re without, then I feel like it’s — it’s — it’s my fault or my First Sergeant, he feels the same way.
So we have to ensure that they have the basic necessities to keep them healthy, and that’s where it starts, with motivation.”
Captain Z: “I’ve never seen a unit come together more than when a soldier or a soldier’s family needs help, and it – like CPT Y was talking about motivation, it’s a great motivator to know that you’re helping one of your soldiers.
And we will drop training at the drop of a hat to — to help soldiers out and — and their families. And that — that is just absolutely crucial.”
|10.||Quick jump to a picture of Specialist Jones and his family rallied around his sick child in the hospital bed receiving chemo.||Light music still playing in the background.
Captain Y: “The — the essence of family is — is not just, you know, mother, child, you know, husband, wife and — and their children, et cetera. You have so different — many different conglomerates of what we call family. And — and just being able to support that is — is great for us.”
|11.||Another jump to a blue screen with the army logo, and the saying, “Army. Family. A way of life.”||Light music fades out.
And it fades out with:
Captain Y: “Not everybody has a problem, but everybody can always use some help, whether it’s personal, professional. It’s only going to make you that much better as a leader.”