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Uncle Richie, I felt like crap after 9/11 and wanted to do something, to stand up for my country. I think if Dad had been my age, he would have done the same thing.
-- Birdy (Chapter 1 paragraph 5)

Importance: Writing home to his Uncle Richie, Birdie explains his reason for joining the United States Armed Forces. Birdy, who experienced the terror of 9/11, wanted to do something for his country. So, he has joined the Army.

I feel good about defending my country, about being in Civil Affairs. You know, we bring a human face to war. I feel real good about that.
-- Coles (Chapter 2 paragraph 21)

Importance: As Birdy befriends other members of the Civil Affairs unit, he learns more about his commander, Captain Coles. Coles relishes the work they do, for they bring a human side to war. They deal with the aftermath of combat, and it inspires and haunts them.

You get used to the killing.” He said the...
-- Unnamed Sergeant (Chapter 5 paragraph 7)

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