A Rumor of War - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Caputo returns to Danang after his training in Japan and nestles in at Company Headquarters. However upon returning to C Company's camp to retrieve items he stored there before leaving for Japan, he is greeted by a somber, distant mood from his old platoon. After a brief period, he discovers that Sullivan was killed by an enemy sniper while filling canteens at the riverfront. This is C Company's first casualty, and it hits them all like a slap in the face. Caputo is left alone on his trip back to headquarters. All through dinner, he ponders over death. He thinks of Sullivan, himself and his men.

Analysis

Although Caputo and his men have been hit with the lesson of their own mortality time and time again, this seems to be a hard lesson for them to learn. Now with the first casualty of a man in their own...

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