A Letter - A Letter The worst part about war is when a good...

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A Letter The worst part about war is when a good soldier dies. It is one of the saddest parts of the war. It’s hard for everyone involved, fellow soldiers, friends and family at home, and anyone else who is connected in any way. War can bring about many different reactions. A person’s reaction all depends on what kinds of things have happened in their life. Everyone copes with the death of a friend or family member, a soldier, differently. Rat Kiley felt that he had the responsibility to write a letter to Curt Lemon’s sister and he also needed to write it so he could cope with Curt’s death. I’m not quite sure how I would react if I had received a letter like the one Rat Kiley wrote. I think I would experience a range of emotions. I would probably be shocked at first. I don’t think I would be able to comprehend that my brother is actually gone. I would probably go into denial and try to avoid the subject and just expect my brother to come home safe and sound after his time over there was up. Once the realization that my brother is actually gone, I would probably be angry at the war and the politicians who put us into the war. I would be angry that my brother had to die in a foreign land without all of his friends and family surrounding him. After I get over my anger, I would probably be grateful that my brother’s best friend was with him when he died. I would save that letter forever and be thankful that my brother’s best friend would think of writing me a letter in such a 45
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horrible time for him. I would write back to him telling him thank you for sending me such a personal letter and letting me know a little more
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