English Final Project
Updated: 6/3/2020
English Final Project

Storyboard Text

  • Lee Strunk and I did not become instantbuddies, but we did learn to trust each other. Over the nextmonth we often teamed up on ambushes and other assignments.
  • You want to work together during the ambush?
  • Sure
  • In late August I made a pact that if either of us should ever get totally rucked up—a wheelchair wound—the other guy would automatically find a way to end it.
  • Let make a deal where If either of us get rucked up, make sure to end it.
  • Sounds like a good deal.
  • And then in October Lee Strunk stepped on a rigged mortar round.
  • It took off his right leg at the knee. He managed a awkward little half step, like a hop, then he tilted sideways and dropped.
  • "Oh, damn!" "Damn oh damn,"
  • "Sure I do."
  • "Relax," "Really, it's not so bad, Not terrible. Hey, really—they can sew it back on—really."
  • I went over and keeled at Strunk's side. The stump had stopped twitching now. For a time there was some question as to whether Strunk was still alive, but then he opened his eyes and looked up at me with a look of desperation
  • "You think?"
  • "Oh, Jesus,"Jesus, man, don't kill me."
  • Later we heard that Strunk died somewhere over Chu Lai, I was devastated by his death, but at the same time reliefed that I didn't have to kill my friend
  • Dave, Lee didn't make it
  • At least, I kept my promise that I wouldn't kill him....