In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War Setting & Symbolism

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Pharaoh's Army

The title, "In Pharaoh's Army," is an oblique Biblical reference to the east wind that blows in the pharaoh's army and destruction from the evil war.

Washington D.C.

Tobias Wolff was assigned to a year in language school in Washington, DC, where he would learn the Vietnamese language in preparation for his tour as in adviser in Vietnam.

North Carolina

Tobias Wolff went to jump school in North Carolina. It was during this training that he met Hugh Pierce who turned out to be his best friend during his military years.

Vietnam

Vietnam was in an on-going raging Civil War when the US began sending advisers and troops in during the 1960s.

The Mekong Delta

Tobias Wolff was sent as an adviser and Special Forces officer to the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam.

My Tho

My Tho was the closest Vietnamese city to Tobias Wolff's...

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