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The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Jungle, p. 140- 184, Nov 15th to Dec 8th Summary

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The Jungle, p. 140- 184, Nov 15th to Dec 8th Summary and Analysis

On November 15th, 1967, Alpha Company is in a big battle. Helicopter gunships are strafing the Vietcong. ARVN (South Vietnam) aircraft fly by. Dragon-6, the battalion commander orders that Lt. Downs' platoon split in two. Since Sergeant Schaldenbrand leads the other group and gets confused, the two groups inadvertently meet and shots are fired. Luckily, only one man is wounded in the foot. Lt. Downs blames himself for not running the operation properly. The next day, Delta Company links up with Alpha Company. Lt. Downs discusses how the other company, Alpha Company is ambushed when walking on a trail. Many Vietcong have been killed after a hard fight. The American soldiers get used to the idea that they have to kill Vietcong soldiers. Some do it with more relish than...

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