The Things They Carried | Study Guide

Tim O'Brien

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The Things They Carried | Character Map

Platoon mates Platoon mates Platoon mates Jimmy Cross Dedicated commanding officer of Alpha Company Officer/Soldier Tim O'Brien Narrator; Alpha Company soldier Rat Kiley Alpha Company soldier; able medic Mitchell Sanders Alpha Company soldier; radio tech Norman Bowker Alpha Company soldier; thoughtful diarist Henry Dobbins Alpha Company soldier; "gentle giant" Kiowa Alpha Company soldier; devout Baptist Platoon mates Platoon mates
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