Objects & Places from If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home

Tim O'Brien
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Object Descriptions

Minnesota - This is the place of O'Brien's birth, where he grows up and goes to college.

Ft. Lewis - This is the location of basic training and Advanced Infantry Training.

Vietnam - This is the most important location in the memoir. A tropical country in Southeast Asia.

Weapons of War - The most significant object in this memoir is this group of objects,

Chu Lai - This is the location of a very large base camp named the "Combat Center".

My Lai - This regional hamlet is comprised of several small villages in the northern-most corner of South Vietnam.

LZ Minuteman - These are the men of Alpha Company who sweat through the heat of April.

LZ Gator - This is the base camp for Alpha Company, not far from Chu Lai.

The Lagoon - This area of Vietnam near the Batangan Peninsula is the location...

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