On June 17, 1968, Tim O'Brien opened up his letter that said that he has been drafted to go to war in Vietnam.
Tim O'Brien has to decide if he wants to go to war or head to Canada so he wouldn't have to go to the Vietnam war.
Tim O'Brien chooses to drive to Canada, he stops for a rest and meets a man named Elroy Berdahl which Tim decided to stay with him for 6 days.
Elroy takes Tim on a boat on the Rainy River where the shore-line of Canada is but then Tim starts to cry because leaving everything behind like his family was not worth it so Tim decided to not leave.
Around noon Tim took his suitcase to put into the car and Elroy was no where to be found so then Tim waited and decided he would leave because he thought Elroy was not coming back.
Tim O'Brien drove home and became a soldier and went to Vietnam for war.