By: Nick Calderon and Dylan Deardurff
In The things They Carried it a simple summary about how much and what they carried throughout the war whether it was mission or just a patrol around the camp. Jimmy Cross is beating himself up in the whole chapter over thinking about Martha and also letting Ted Lavender die.
"They were tired and miserable; all they wanted now was to get finished. (O'Brien 162)." At this point Lieutenant Cross and his platoon was done with the war, had absolutely no reason why they were still in Vietnam, and lost another man to the war.