Phillip Caputo Message Board

toney posts on 6/7/2005 2:55:07 PM I'm going to be honest too, i was supposed and his later office to read the book for a class, but I work double shift, I'm 29 and I'm junior in college because i take online clases, I need to answer 10 q's please someone help me out... thank you... here are the questions...1.- why did caputo decide to join the marine corps? 2.- What were Caputo's basic training and his later officer-training like? did anything surprise you about his training? 3.- how did most of the marines feel initially about going to vietnam in 1965? 4.- what were caputo's 3 specific assignments in vietnam? 5.- what was the physical environment in vietnam? 6.- what was the typical combat like in vietnam? 7.-what things killed or injured soldiers in vietnam besides enemy wheapons and body-traps? 8.- what were the psychological effects of fighting in vietnam? what was cafard? 9.- name one specific event in the book that shocked you about the cruelty of war in 'nam? 10.- give an example of atrocities commited by americans in vietnam. why does caputo thinks that happened? 11.- besides the way they fought the war, what is an example of something ridiculous about the actions of commanding officers in vietnam? 12.- overall, how did his initial attitude about the vietnamwar change? thank you very much if anyone can help me...toney p.s. email me thanks
omar posts on 2/14/2005 6:00:49 AM can someone give me a brief summary of the begging and end of the book
fafa posts on 1/18/2005 11:37:45 PM Interesting comments... does anyone do homework these days? What good is it to say "I did it professor, here's the assignment" if you did not read it and learned from it. Anyhow, in my opinon it is a good book. It flows easily, shows the harshness of real combat, debasing experiences, mutilations, etc. A must, now that we are at war AGAIN!
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