"The Fighting Sullivans" (1944)
This is the true story of five close-knit Irish American brothers growing up together in Iowa during the Depression. The movie opens with baptism scenes from each son, George, Francis, Joseph, Madison, and Al and follows them through their childhood adventures as they slide down the banister each morning to greet a new day of fishing, sailing, or even getting into a scrap with some neighborhood boys that lands the youngest Sullivan, Al, a "Shiner" the day before his first communion. Through struggle, adventure and fun, the Sullivan brothers learn to direct their "fighting spirit" and work as a team-- as a family.
So, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the five Sullivans knew what they had to do--They were going to join the Navy and serve together on the same ship. They had to petition Washington in order to do so and when Washington granted their petition, their fate was sealed. Tragically, in November of 1942, All five Sullivans gave their lives in service to their country, fighting together to the very end.