James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), once found, doesn't want to go
home. He wants to stay and fight on with his new brothers.
the rescuing team join in the fight, and most are killed.
John H. Miller (Tom Hanks), whilst about to die, tells Ryan to "earn
movie ends with an elderly Ryan and his family back at Miller's
grave (the movie started with him walking towards the grave). Ryan
is overcome with emotion and gets his wife to tell him he has a
a dry eye in the house.