By Walter Dean Myers
Fallen Angels is about a 17 year old African American boy named Richie Perry. He joined the army and was sent to the front lines of Vietnam. He was told that the war was going to be easy with little fighting. After realizing that the war was going to be difficult and deadly, Perry starts to wonder what the point of the war actually was. Why people were even fighting at all. Why he was in Vietnam. Why anyone was in Vietnam.
"The real question was what was I doing, what any of us were doing in Nam?"
Pictured above is the M60 machine gun, like the one used by Johnson.
A lot of African American soldiers volunteered for the war. Just like Perry, Peewee and Johnson.
The Vietnam war was fought in Vietnam. A lot of the book took place in Chu Lai.
If all of your friends were killed in action, would you continue to fight?
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. . . as thought provoking as it is entertaining, touching and, on occasion, humorous. -- The New York Times