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A Rumor of War Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

After a sleepless night at the landing zone, C Company continue their jungle pursuit of the enemy, passing back through Giao Tri and shuttling by truck convoy back to the safe hold of Battalion headquarters. The next afternoon, "Liberty" is called, and twenty-five men are hauled to Danang for a night of booze and sex.

With that small refresher of spirits, two more weeks of operations lead to much the same conditions as they have just passed through. There are bush searches, ambushes, sniper fire, waiting and a few more Liberties. Some Marines are wounded here and there, although no deaths are reported for Caputo's Company.

Toward the end of May, Caputo is ordered to return for a week to Okinawa, Japan to receive training as an assistant adjutant. Caputo, now extremely close to the men in his company, tries to get around the assignment and stay...

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