Pacino, in particular, is terrific, giving his all without resorting to "Hoo-ah
!'' excess or self-parody.
"I didn't tell anybody what I'd been doing," says O'Donnell of his then-burgeoning film career (His expanding resume would come to consist of roles in critically applauded dramas "School Ties," "Fried Green Tomatoes" and, in 1992, the movie that made him a break-out star, "Scent of a Woman," in which he appeared opposite a "Hoo-ah
!" spouting Al Pacino).
After you have read it, reread it, and shared it with your family and friends, you might also want to pass it along to that grunt down the hall who's always yelling, "Hoo-ah
!" He just might learn something about the many faces of heroism.
"First of all, let me say you will get paid," he said, to a unified response of "Hoo-ah
!" by the soldiers, according to a transcript of the talk by the Defense Department.
We became comfortable with the Army's lingo, including the multifaceted term "hoo-ah
," while simultaneously completing a crash-course in the Arabic language.
She concluded her comments with a thunderous and heartfelt: "Hoo-ah
!" Quite a lady.