- "My dad said something to me after the divorce. He said every soldier has two families. Those you raise, and those you raise hell with. I've spent eight days here. eight days commanding a squad I wasn't ready to lead. eight days watching my men, my family, kill and be killed. eight days wishing it would stop."
- — Baker's Monologue
Eight days after the drop into Normandy, Sgt. Matt Baker regains consciousness at Hill 30 a changed man. He is prepared to die...
Baker awakens after having been knocked unconscious, finding the 101st Airborne Division men engaging 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division from a ditch. Baker soon join in the fight and firing at the Germans that assault their position who wants to take back Carentan. Plt Sgt. Mac berates Pfc. Leggett for not being able to get into contact with Sixth Platoon, Fox Company on the radio, nor for being able to get in touch with the 2nd armored Division. During the exchange in fire, York is killed, and Leggett tries to attend to an injured paratrooper's wounds before being berated by Mac again. a German tank arrives on the scene and fires at the ditch. The detonation spares Baker, though succeeds in knocking him over. Leggett, in a moment of madness, prepares the Death Pistol and begins firing at the tank, asking it to kill him. The tank commander obliges and promptly fires at him, killing him. Baker begins to fade back out of consciousness as Mac resuscitate him.
- Staff Sergeant Gregory Hassay
- Sergeant Matthew Baker (Playable)
- Private First Class Kevin Leggett (KIA)
- Private First Class Harry Wheaton
- Private Richard Doe (does not speak, KIA)
- Private Nicholas Hooper
- Private Reece Jameson
- Private Thomas Locke (does not speak, WIA)
- Private James York (does not speak, KIA)
No much strategy in this chapter except shooting Germans in the battlefield. You continue until a tank arrives and shot where cutscene will played. You can't get hurt in this chapter since it serve as a small demo.
- Main article: Brothers in Arms (Chapter)/Transcript
History of the 101st - Any Difficulty
Page 1 of "The History of the 101st Airborne" from the official US Army reports preserved at the US National Archives in Washington DC.
History of the 101st Airborne Division in Allied Invasion Western Europe, 6 June 1944 to 30 June 1944.
Late in summer of 1942, a major general of the United States Army stood before thousands of his troops and promised them that their division had a "rendezvous with destiny."
Due to the nature of our armament and the tactics in which we shall perfect ourselves, we shall be called upon to carry out operations of far-reaching military importance and we shall habitually go into action when the need is immediate and extreme. Let me call your attention to the fact that our badge is the great American eagle. This is a fitting emblem for a division that will crush its enemies by falling upon them like a thunderbolt from the skies.
The history we shall make, the record of high achievement we hope to write in the annals of the American Army and the American people, depends wholly and completely on the men of this division. Each individual, each officer and each enlisted man, must therefore regard himself necessary part of a complex and powerful instrument for the overcoming of the enemies of the nation. Each, in his own job, must realize that he is not only a means, but an indispensable means for obtaining the goal to victory. It is therefore, not too much to say that the future itself, in whose moulding we expect to have our share, is in the hands of the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division.
On June 5, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Eisenhower meets with Sgt. Baker's real-life unit - 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne.
The 502 PIR was the only US combat unit the Supreme Commander met with on D-1, the day before the invasion. The unit expected 80% casualties.
- The name in the chapter section called Brothers in Arms whereas in-game title screen it is called Hill 30.
- The whole chapter here is part of the final chapter in the game called No Better Spot to Die.
- The intro shows all the the 3rd Squad members and can shed some light in the characters background.
Difference in PS2 Version
- The Mission Title is No Better Spot To Die.
- Mac Uses an M1A1 Carbine.
- When You look at everyone, their names & ranks don't flash up.
- When you look on the other side of the down tree, you find 3 soldiers.
- Leggett fired more than 3 shots.