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Study Guide- The things they carried
What did Hump mean
to travel on foot when carrying supplies.
What did Jimmy Cross do with the photos?
For what had Jimmy Cross never forgiven himself?
Ted Lavenders death
for what favor did Jimmy Cross ask the narrator?
Don't write this.
Back in college how did the narrator feel about the war?
He hated it.
What happened one morning on the pig line?
He drove to the border of Wisconsin.
Who was the hero of the narrators life?
Elroy Berdahl, he listened and gave him great advice.
Why did the narrator call himself a coward?
He couldn't get off the boat.
Why did Lee Strunk & Dave Jensen get into a fistfight?
Fought for a missing jack knife.
What did Dave Jensen do with a borrowed pistol?
Broke his nose.
After Lee Strunk stepped on a mortar round, what did make Dave Jensen promise?
Not to kill him.
To whose sister did Rat Kiley write?
What advice did older women give the narrator?
Dont think about the war and move on.
For what did Rat Kiley have a reputation?
Who brought over his girlfriend from the US.
Who was the Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong?
When Mary Anne was missing where was she actually?
She went with the green beret.
Ultimately, what happened to Mary Anne?
What did Henry Dobbins wrap around his neck?
His girlfriends panty hose.
What advice did Kiowa give?
Don't mess with churches.
What did Kiowa ask the narrator about the man he killed?
Do you want to be dead
What did Dobbins do when Azar mocked the girls dancing?
Threaten him to drop him down the well
Where did Norman Bowker drive?
around the lake.
What kind of field were the soldiers camped in?
What happened to Kiowa:
drowned in the mud
Why was "speaking of Courage" written?
Norman asked him too.
After the war, what eventually happened to Norman Bowker?
According to Azar, what was ironic about Kiowa Death
He wasted his life in a wastefield
What was hard for the narrator to admit to himself?
He was evil.
How was Rat Kiley wounded.
Shot himself in the foot.
Who was Linda and how did she die?
Love, died of brain cancer.