Fives and Twenty-Fives - To: Secretary of the Navy — Lester Pleasant Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Lt. Donovan submits a memo resigning his commission from the United States Marine Corps.

In “The Marine I Knew” Donovan dreams he is running through the desert, trying to warn a convoy there is a pressure switch hidden in the road. He wakes up just as the front Humvee hits the switch. He wakes with a full bladder and hangover after having drunk beer in order to go to sleep. He’s studying for a business degree in New Orleans. He remembers he is supposed to meet Zahn, one of his corporals, that night. He takes Dodge’s copy of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” with him. He’s hoping Zahn will talk about Dodge.

Zahn offers to get Donovan a beer. He’s in town for a wedding and is surrounded with high school friends. Donovan sees...

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