The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War Quotes

Frederick Downs
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"'Not everyone doing the fighting is in the newspapers. You'll never ever see a reporter up there. It's too rough for them.' He looked at my youth. 'You'll get a belly full of fighting up there, son, if that's what you want.'"
P. 17, the Bridges, Unidentified Sergeant to Lt. Downs


"'A lick is a lick on a young man's ass, lieutenant.... Well, when something goes wrong, it's a lick on you, see? Anything that goes wrong will give you a lick, and over here you'll get plenty of licks.'"
P. 36, the Bridges, Acting Sgt. Schaldenbrand to Lt. Downs


"But all of a sudden the situation became very complex and passed from semi-comical to deadly serious. She grabbed hold of the case of grenades we had had to leave behind. Gripping the case by its rope handles, she started back down the track."
P. 51, the Bridges, Lt...

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