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The things the carried
Updated: 2/18/2020
The things the carried
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  • Young Tim O'Brien's family awaits him, as he comes home from a round of golf.
  • "The draft noticed arrived on June 17th, 1968" O'Brien said. "I remember opening the letter, scanning the first few lines, feeling the blood go thick behind my eyes.
  • "I was drafted to fight a war I hated," O'Brien said.O'Brien was drafted to fight other people when he knew he wasn't ready to fight, nor did he want to.
  • "I remember the rage in my stomach. Later it burned to a smoldering self pitty, then to numbness"O'Brien was angry at the world, he did not want to fight, nor was he willing to, but he had no choice.
  • Thouh, he was not happy about it, O'Brien had to go to Vietnam to fight in the war, and defend his country.
  • O'Brien, against his wants and beleifs, killed a young Vietnam soldier, and it haunts him.
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