The Story Behind Vietnam
Luis Anton, Ivan Armenta
Summary of Readings
A group of 18 soldiers were walking through a field filled with mud and water. They were looking for one of the soldiers named Kiowa. He went missing the night before, when they got attacked by the North Vietnamese.
Poem - "Facing it" by Yusef Komunyakaa
A Vietnam veteran went to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and started hallucinating things. He looked at the names and saw many reflections of booby traps, & planes in the air. He saw many things in the reflection of the stone that related to his experiences during the war.
Story - "I guess not. But felt sort of guilty almost, like if I'd kept my mouth shut none of it would've ever happened. Like it was my fault" (O'Brien 176). This quote shows how whatever happens, someone is always going to feel guilty. You would never have a clear conscious after going to war.