Vietnam Assignment

Eduardo Desiderio & David Ulloa

Summary

In the Field- Kiowa is dead and the young soldier is shaking, remembering the last seconds he has with him. The soldier turned on the flashlight and the rest was unfolded.


Facing It- The veteran goes to the Vietnam Veteran Memorial and almost expecting to see his name. He finds a fallen comrade's name and his unfortunate ending.

Important Passages

In the Field- " A stupid thing to do, but he did it anyway, and he remembered Kiowa leanining in for a look at the picture-- "Hey, she's cute," he's said--and then the field exploded all around them. The last time Kiowa was still alive was before what happened next. A mistake that has crucially hurt the squad.


Facing It- "I go down the 58,022 names, half expecting to find my own in letters like smoke."

Maybe he's going through alot and he wanted to die. He's going through a trauma remembering the war and is living a nightmare.

Discussion Questions

The author's want to portray the message of survivial because serving as a soldier in the Vietnam War involved being physically and Emotionally prepared for the harsh times they were going to witness. The authors also want to show that after the war a person can have many negative affects towards their personality or lifestyle. The impact that war has on people and specifically soldiers is massive because they go through harsh experiences and remember them for the rest of their life.

Image Analysis

Protests were taken in the U.S. Soldiers and the people didn't even know what they were fighting for. They were in a war which killed many soldiers and most of them died in vain.
This is My Rifle - Original Vietnam War Song by Maysey

Media

The singer Mark Maysey is singing about his past experience in Vietnam and how it is still affecting him to this day