He was trained to follow orders. He became a hero by defying them.
Think of a time when the security of your family is in jeopardy. You take the proper precautions, but men with more manpower and more weapons than you are on their way to annihilate your town. All of a sudden you find a way to possibly flee from your death. You find that a military man from a far away land is coming to retrieve some people from your village and you or your family members could possibly hitch a ride back with him, out of harms way. You are let down, even dejected, when he doesn't let you go, but a few hours later he returns for you. You can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The movie Tears of the Sun is one of my favorite films of all-time. It has a well drawn out plot, active characters, the movie makes your emotions run high, and Bruce Willis, the lead role, is one of my favorite actors. The main argument in the movie is that the military captain advises the Lieutenant A. K. Waters (Bruce Willis) to round up a American woman doctor along with two other Americans that work in the hospital in a remote village in Nigeria. When they get there, Dr. Kendricks does not want to go with them because she will be leaving behind 70 African civilians who will most likely get slaughtered by a guerilla militia led by a ruthless military dictator. The Lieutenant must decide whether to force the woman doctor into coming with his men back to America or try to miraculously evade 70 civilians of all ages to a safe point through a dense jungle.
Lieutenant Waters goes against the Captain's orders and his conscience gets the best of him as he turns the helicopter around to go back and try and excavate the remaining persons of the village to a village free from militia rule. When he arrives there, the Captain won't send in helicopters to get the people out, so Waters and his team decides to take matters into their own hands. They begin the