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Unformatted text preview: Derek Kirby Creative Non-Fiction 2/2/09 LZ Gator, Vietnam, February 1994 by Tim O’Brien The short story “LZ Gator, Vietnam, February 1994,” is a detailed memory of O’Brien recounting the time he spent serving in the Vietnam War . He returns, twenty five years later, to LZ Gator, the location where he served . As he stands there, he sees nothing remains from what it used to be . Not even the smallest piece of anything can be seen. Still, just standing in the area of where he served as a pfc ., he recalls all of his time there. The ironic thing about it is that he makes is seems as if it was a great time . The image he puts in my head makes me imagine a fun place, with no threats whatsoever, even though it is in the middle of a war . O’Brien writes about how there were mess halls, hot showers and hot meals, entertainment clubs, and beer . Everything one needed to survive, and more, was available. He refers to it as their “castle,” which I think is interesting, because war is always made out to seem...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course ENGL 501 taught by Professor Parys during the Spring '09 term at New Hampshire.
- Spring '09