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The Killing Zone by Frederick Downs
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Aug 31, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: fl
Read in March, 2003

I was looking for a more cynical, critical discussion of The War. I didn't agree with him, but I respected him and sympathized.

He was only in Nam for 4 months. Got 4 Purple Hearts, Bronze Star, Silver Star, and his arm blown off by a Bouncing Betty.

The men kill because their gov't tells them to. The separation between the power who orders killing and the actual experience is too great.

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