An American Soldier - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Tommy Franks
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Franks returns home to Austin, Texas in November of 1968. Franks relishes simple pleasures like a family barbeque. Franks has changed a lot in Vietnam. When he visits his old frat house, he wonders, "Was I ever that young?" Franks is bothered by the anti-military sentiment in the nation.

Franks finds the courage to phone Cathy, who forgives him for breaking their engagement. They are married in March 1969. Cathy graduates from college, and they make plans for Franks to continue his education. The Army will pay for it if he reenlists. Franks realizes he does love the Army and takes the deal, knowing too that he could never become an officer without a college degree. Franks earns a degree in business from the University of Texas, and this time his grades are honor roll quality.

Cathy and Tommy Franks and their new baby move to Germany...

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