|Captain John Miller: I don't gripe to you. I don't gripe in front of you. You should know that. |
Private Reiben: Sorry, sir, but let's say you weren't a Captain, or maybe I was a Major. What would you say then?
Captain John Miller: In that case, I'd say this is an excellent mission, sir, with an extremely valuable objective, sir. Worthy of my best efforts, sir. Moreover, I feel heartfelt sorrow for the mother of Private James Ryan and am willing to lay down the lives of me and my men - especially you, Reiben - to ease her suffering.