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Tim O'Brien

“CEASE FIRE,' Captain Johansen shouted. 'Cease fire, what's wrong with you guys? Stop wasting the goddamn ammo. CEASE FIRE!'
Cease fire,' the lieutenants hollered.
Cease fire,' the platoon sergeants hollered.
Cease the goddamn fire,' shouted the squad leaders.
That,' I told Barney, 'is the chain of command.”


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If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O'Brien
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