the things they carried on

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7/9/07 English 102 The Things They Carried When I read this story I couldn’t help but think of the movie Windtalkers. Almost everything that happened in the movie that accrued in the story except for drug use and disfiguring the dead. Soldiers would all sit around after a gun battle and say that they “Nearly shit themselves.” They would make fun of those who couldn’t stand battle and would lock up in the heat of battle. Death didn’t seem to affect to many of the men. Soldiers sometimes blame themselves for the death of their fellow soldiers. Some soldiers would carry letters and pictures of those they left behind. However, all of the soldiers carried something in the back of their minds family, friends, memories, and women. Just like every war lives are lost: good men, evil men, soldiers who did their
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Unformatted text preview: duties no questions asked, those who were afraid but didnt say anything, and those who didnt want to be there in the first place. Also during this story it made me think of what I know war and battles. Obviously I have never experienced it first hand but I have view it and I have stories from my Uncle Pat and my tech teacher Mr. Klarich who were both in Vietnam War. My Uncle Pat was well decorated and received 3 purple hearts and 1 bronze star. He lost his right eye and had extensive scarp metal injuries. Most of the scrap metal is still in him. The stories I heard from both paint the exact same picture as the story except they seemed more connected to their fellow soldiers unlike most of the characters in the story....
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Schuster during the Summer '08 term at Montgomery CC.

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