Diamond Arano and Jordan Adams
- In the poem "Facing It" a veteran goes to the Vietnam memorial In Washington to read the names of soldiers killed in the war and as he reads the names memories are brought back to him when he was in the war.
- In the chapter "The Man I killed" Tim tells his perspective on how he feels about killing. His thoughts run deeper than just killing him he starts thinking on how his life may have been and the kind of person he was.
- "I touch the name Andrew Johnson, I see the booby trap's white flash" (line 17). The veteran reminisces on the past on how a soldier he served with named Andrew Johnson was killed.
- "Five minutes, Tim. Five more minutes and we're moving out". (The man I killed. 129) This quote tells how traumatized Tim was from killing a soldier.
- The authors are trying to convey to readers their experience in the war and the impact it left on their lives. The impact it has left on their lives is traumatic from seeing other killed and killing others as well. They have emotions that have been hidden all their lives but the experience they went through still takes a toll on them. The soldiers they served with were like family and seeing them killed still leaves them with depression and sadness.