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The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War Summary
Frederick Downs

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The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War Summary

Plot Summary

The author, Lt. Frederick Downs is surprised that the lights are blazing at the airfield when he arrives in Vietnam, on September 8th, 1967. It does not look like an airfield in the middle of a war zone. Still, there is a foreboding notion that there is a war out there, and men will die, be wounded and be crippled. The author, Lt. Frederick Downs, is a Lieutenant, fresh out of OCS, Officer Candidate School. Lt. Downs learns he is going to the 4th Division, based in Pleiku, in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam, and hears that there is plenty of fighting there. The truck driver who is transporting the Lieutenant, tells him about Pleiku. There are many Vietnamese working there, who are called "gooks" by the American soldiers. After 4 days, Lt. Downs is flown on a C-130 plane to Duc Pho, the headquarters of the 3rd Brigade...

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