Fields of Fire - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

James Webb
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Chapter 8 Summary

Senator's friends from college find ways out of being sent to Vietnam. John Wilkins Grimsley locked himself away from society for days prior to his examination, refusing to speak to anyone, then he went crazy during the examination. He was given a psychological deferment and will become a doctor after his schooling. Another friend threw his urine into the examiner's face and was ruled too aggressive. His friend Mark avoided the exam altogether by going to Canada, and another friend took a pill to make his blood pressure rise just in time for the exam.

Senator didn't try to avoid the exam at all, hence he ended up in Vietnam. He is the youngest child in his family and fourteen years younger than his elder brother. He attended Harvard because his father had and because he wasn't good at meeting girls. He quit...

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