Army Apache pilot steals Air Force battle speech but pulls it off perfectly

Screenshot from video below

A US Army Apache helicopter pilot channeled his inner Bill Pullman prior to a mission, quoting the actor’s iconic speech from the blockbuster hit Independence Day.

The unknown pilot -whose antics were filmed and posted to the internet by Matt Wilson- managed to get his hands on a bullhorn and address his fellow soldiers with the battle speech uttered by (fictional) US President Thomas J. Whitmore in the 90’s film, Independence Day.

The speech (which was delivered by actor Bill Pullman) is a rather memorable one, and has been used as a reference for both public speaking and drama classes.

According to IMDB, the famous speech that inspired the Apache pilot was filmed on August 6, 1995 in front of an old airplane hangar. While that might not seem like much at first, it turns out that the hangar once housed the Enola Gay, which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima exactly fifty years earlier on August 6, 1945.

The Apache pilot’s speech took place in May of this year, and the video has been viewed around two million times.

Check out the original speech:

YouTube video

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