Amend was a Brigadier General in the US Army. He commanded the 327th Glider division, and was killed in a storm, despite twenty two men trying to save him by sacraficing themselves.
Lieutenant Dewindt said that the reason why they crashed in the storm was because of two big metal plates strapped onto the base of their plane to keep the general safe from ground fire. But this backfired as no one told Dewindt. Since he didn't know until they were getting airborne, he was basically flying a freight train. If the General had never been on that plane, the plates would have never been strapped to the plane, meaning twenty two soldiers lives could have been spared. This caused Miller and his men to claim the mission as "F.U.B.A.R.".