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In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War Summary
Tobias Wolff

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In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War Summary

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"In Pharaoh's Army, Memories of the Lost War," by Tobias Wolff is an autobiographical account of the author's tour of duty in the Vietnam War and the aftermath of his experience as he attempted to adjust to civilian life. The account also describes the contributing factors that led Wolff to decide to serve his country, providing the insight that there are sometimes less than obvious reasons when one makes such a life-changing decision.

The story opens when Wolff and a fellow battalion officer, Sergeant Benet, are risking their lives on an unsafe road to travel to a village where they have arranged to trade a Chinese automatic weapon called a Chicom for a large-screen color television. It is Thanksgiving Day and they are determined to bring some normalcy into their lives. A two-hour Thanksgiving Day special of the western series, "Bonanza," will be airing and they are not...

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