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War, the ordinary man's most convenient means of escaping from the ordinary.
True believers just don't see things the way they are, because if they did, they wouldn't be true believers anymore.
Our mission was not to win terrain, or seize positions, but simply to kill: to kill Communists and to kill as many of them as possible. Stack 'em like cordwood. Victory was a high body-count, defeat a low kill-ratio, war a matter of arithmetic.
You're going to learn that one of the most brutal things in the world is your average nineteen-year-old American boy.
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Even the distribution of rations leaves much to be desired; the fatigue party, well-intentioned and sympathetic though it be, often finds itself short of provisions.
June 10, 1941
Philip Caputo is an American author and journalist. He is best known for A Rumor of War, a best-selling memoir of his experiences during the Vietnam War.
A Rumor of War (1977)
Acts of faith (2005)
Ghosts of Tsavo (2002)
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