There is no "I" in team

Use this forum to discuss the November 2019 Book of the month, "Deadly Waters: The Vietnam Naval War And Its Aftermath", by Randy Miller.
User avatar
Twylla
Posts: 405
Joined: 27 Dec 2019, 13:30
2019 Reading Goal: 200
Favorite Author: Jude Austin
Favorite Book: Project Tau
Currently Reading: Intwine
Bookshelf Size: 97
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-twylla.html
Latest Review: Kalayla by Jeannie Nicholas
fav_author_id: 165843

Re: There is no "I" in team

Post by Twylla »

There was such a brotherhood among the guys on the ship. It seems like anywhere you traveled in the military you would always have family there.

User avatar
Kelyn
Posts: 2050
Joined: 09 May 2018, 07:34
2019 Reading Goal: 35
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 188
Currently Reading: Into the Dreaming
Bookshelf Size: 214
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kelyn.html
Latest Review: The Watcher Book One In The Valleys Of The Earth by R.R. Rose
Reading Device: B018QAYM7C

Post by Kelyn »

Twylla wrote:
01 Mar 2020, 16:01
There was such a brotherhood among the guys on the ship. It seems like anywhere you traveled in the military you would always have family there.
Very true, or at least that was my experience. I was stationed in the U.S. and later overseas, and the almost instantaneous feeling of family was constant no matter at which base I happened to be stationed. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

User avatar
Kelyn
Posts: 2050
Joined: 09 May 2018, 07:34
2019 Reading Goal: 35
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 188
Currently Reading: Into the Dreaming
Bookshelf Size: 214
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kelyn.html
Latest Review: The Watcher Book One In The Valleys Of The Earth by R.R. Rose
Reading Device: B018QAYM7C

Post by Kelyn »

Daniel_ wrote:
29 Jan 2020, 02:23
Saraion wrote:
13 Jan 2020, 00:59
Teamwork is often necessary in life. It is especially important in the army and among soldiers. Coordination is a requirement of an army. However, in some areas this has been overlooked.
Though I have not read this book, I must say that truly there is no "I" in team. Teamwork doesn't give room for selfishness or self-glory, and if there is anything I admire in the army, it is their team spirit.
A lot of that team spirit has to do with everyone being so far from home. You're all in similar circumstances and become part of support systems for each other. It's kind of an intuitive survival mechanism, I suppose. Thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts with us!

User avatar
PRECIOUSreads
Posts: 144
Joined: 19 Mar 2020, 08:37
2019 Reading Goal: 100
Currently Reading: Fear Not, Dream Big, & Execute
Bookshelf Size: 22
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-preciousreads.html
Latest Review: The Fox by M. N. J. Butler

Post by PRECIOUSreads »

I think it's more than camaraderie. They learned to work as a cohesive unit and build bonds because of the pressure. They were friends.
PRECIOUSreads :techie-studyingbrown:

User avatar
Kelyn
Posts: 2050
Joined: 09 May 2018, 07:34
2019 Reading Goal: 35
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 188
Currently Reading: Into the Dreaming
Bookshelf Size: 214
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kelyn.html
Latest Review: The Watcher Book One In The Valleys Of The Earth by R.R. Rose
Reading Device: B018QAYM7C

Post by Kelyn »

PRECIOUSreads wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 18:48
I think it's more than camaraderie. They learned to work as a cohesive unit and build bonds because of the pressure. They were friends.
I agree that learning to work together seamlessly is a necessity, and this involves the building of close bonds. But just like within a family, you're never going to be "buddy-buddy" with everyone. Some you just learn to tolerate, others become close friends, and still, others have almost a sibling relationship. Bonds nonetheless, though. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!!

randy6175
Posts: 28
Joined: 03 May 2018, 02:19
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by randy6175 »

Kelyn wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 15:09
PRECIOUSreads wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 18:48
I think it's more than camaraderie. They learned to work as a cohesive unit and build bonds because of the pressure. They were friends.
I agree that learning to work together seamlessly is a necessity, and this involves the building of close bonds. But just like within a family, you're never going to be "buddy-buddy" with everyone. Some you just learn to tolerate, others become close friends, and still, others have almost a sibling relationship. Bonds nonetheless, though. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!!
Thank you so much for your remarkable/intuitive moderation from November through now. You are really good at what you do. Again, many thanks. Randy

Jajachris
Posts: 193
Joined: 21 Apr 2020, 02:23
Currently Reading: The Blue Lagoon (Official Edition)
Bookshelf Size: 18
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jajachris.html
Latest Review: The Spirituality Puzzle by James Rondinone and Renee Rondinone

Post by Jajachris »

The only way to survive is to stick together as a unit. It is not surprising that they form such strong bonds when out on duty. I love the military way of life

User avatar
Kelyn
Posts: 2050
Joined: 09 May 2018, 07:34
2019 Reading Goal: 35
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 188
Currently Reading: Into the Dreaming
Bookshelf Size: 214
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kelyn.html
Latest Review: The Watcher Book One In The Valleys Of The Earth by R.R. Rose
Reading Device: B018QAYM7C

Post by Kelyn »

Jajachris wrote:
14 May 2020, 11:34
The only way to survive is to stick together as a unit. It is not surprising that they form such strong bonds when out on duty. I love the military way of life
I was fond of parts of it as well, the camaraderie being the primary one that I miss. It's inevitable to form some sort of bond, positive or negative, with those in your unit that you live and work closely with every day. Even today, I miss two of the close friends I made in my unit. The bonds you form, never completely leave you, I suppose. Thanks for dropping in and sharing your thoughts!

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "Deadly Waters" by Randy Miller”