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The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War Characters & Character Analysis

Frederick Downs
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Important People

Frederick Downs, Lt. Frederick Downs, Lt. Downs, the Lieuten

The book is an autobiographical account of the experience of Frederick Downs in the war in Vietnam, who is a Lieutenant. Lt. Downs arrives in Vietnam, on September 8th, 1967. He is severely wounded a bit more than four months later. Though Lt. Downs is only on the battlefield a few months, he has a wide variety of combat experiences. Lt. Downs feels the joy and pride in being a successful leader of the 1st Platoon, Delta Company and is an aggressive leader. His mission is generally to hunt down the Vietcong and North Vietnamese Army soldiers and kill them. Lt. Downs hopes the U.S. can succeed in the war, which is to defend South Vietnam from being taken over by North Vietnam, and by the communist Vietcong. He is often frustrated with the little effort he sees on...

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