Fortunate Son - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Lewis Burwell Puller Jr.
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Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

His father was the first visitor allowed in to see him. For the second time in his life, Lewis saw his father weep. Toddy was the next visitor, after which the entire family joined them. His mother could not bear to look at him, but Lewis used the situation to extract from her permission to give Toddy his grandmother's diamond engagement ring. Martha visited the next morning and later told him that her initial response upon seeing him had been to pray for his death. Lewis was so doped up with morphine that he has little recall of the next several weeks and only learned later of the difficulty for his family since the military made no provisions for temporary lodging for them. Toddy would later volunteer to put up other family members with wounded men in the hospital to help...

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