By: Greg Wheeler, Michael Mullen, and Thatcher Albiston
"Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
This song relates to the book because in the song, four young people were brutally killed for no apparent reason. They mercifully had there lives taken from them at such a young age. In the book the things they carried the chapter The man I killed talks about how a man was also brutally killed and then a different character Azar proceeded to take things to an extreme and point out that the dead soldier looked like oatmeal. He talks about the gruesomeness of the deceased just like the song Ohio talks about what the seen was like at Kent State following the massacre.
"Born in the USA" By Bruce Springsteen
This song relates to the book because in the song a line goes "...he had a woman he loved Saigon I got a picture of him in her arms now". This compared to the book because in the stories the soldiers hold onto sentimental things like pictures of their loved ones to remember them.
Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien