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An American Soldier Summary
Tommy Franks

Everything you need to understand or teach An American Soldier by Tommy Franks.

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An American Soldier Summary

Plot Summary

Tommy Ray Franks was born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas, the only child of Lorene and Ray Franks, who adopted him as an infant. Franks describes an idyllic "Tom Sawyer" childhood in small town America. Franks' parents hold a simple, black and white view of the world. Franks' father is a repairman who has trouble making a steady living.

After flunking out of the University of Texas in 1965, Franks enlists in the Army and gets sent to Vietnam. There, he becomes a real soldier, and after facing combat in jungles and rice paddies, he returns home with medals of valor and three Purple Hearts. Franks uses the Army to complete his college education, and then serves in Germany as commander of Howitzer Battery, 1st Squadron, Second Army Calvary Regiment. The main concern there in 1975 is strategies, should the Cold War against the Soviet Union turn hot. Franks...

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