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C
cabbie from the Bronx, 59
camera, 133, 182, 227, 236
Canada
narrator considering, 44, 45, 55, 57
a boat ride away, 49
looking at, 56
candles 14, 109, 239, 243
car 30, 93; See Chevy
card games, 92, 99; See games
casket, 94, 241, 242
cellos, violins and, 74; See music
cement, Lavender dropped dead like, 17; See concrete
Centennial Beach, 146
chamber music, 74; See music
Chamber of Commerce, 58
champagne corks, 74
change, 110, 114, 236
characters, major; See individual names
characters, minor
army dentist, 87-88
Berlin, Paul, 158
Billie, 170-172, 176
boy with plastic leg, 31
carhop, 150-152
dancing girl, 135-136
farmers, 181, 185, 187-188
mama-sans, 144-145, 240
Mason, Dr., 153
monks, 119-123
poppa-san guide, 33-34
Red Cross nurse, 35
young soldier, 163, 169-173, 176-177 
Charlie Cong, 202
Chaucer, 1
Chautauqua Park, 143
checkers, 32; See games
cheerleaders, 58, 96
cherry Cokes, 51
chess sets, 14; See games
Chevy, 137-154
chocolate bar, 11, 31
chopper. See helicopter
Christmas cookie, 227
Christmas tree ornament, 213
Chu Lai, 10, 157
death of Jensen at, 66
airfield, 87
medical detachment, 90, 91, 93
Mary Anne Bell arrives in, 94 
ride in, 190
church, quiet as a forest, 122
Christ, Jesus, and variations, as expletive or prayer, 19, 31, 37, 42, 66, 69, 82, 174
Cisco Kid, 207
Cleveland, 94
Cleveland Heights Senior High, 93, 98
clock, 87, 140
closeness, 211, 217
cloth, 77, 121
cloth bundle, 185-186
clothing, 115, 132, 243
ammunition belt, 124, 128, 129, 132
baggy pants, 236
bandanna, 98
belts, 220
blouse, 103, 110, 139
body armor, 118
boots, 18, 65, 91, 144, 145, 149, 153, 165, 171, 173, 174, 198, 209, 214, 223, 239
bush hats, 14, 102
cap, 114, 229, 233, 234, 235, 245
culottes, 90, 96
pink dress, 237
fatigues, 14, 102, 175, 194
feathers, 122
flats, 103
ghost mask, 86, 239, 240
gloves, 231
helmet, 2, 6, 118, 173
jackets, 3, 6, 118
jeans, cut-off blue, 95
jewelry, 98, 110
jungle boots, 2
leather, 198
mask, 68, 104
mittens, 245
moccasins, 9, 28, 166,186
necklace, 110, 116
nylon, 117, 118
pajamas, 239, 240
pants, 19, 124, 145, 197, 209, 213, 214
pantyhose, 9, 28, 117, 118
pedal pushers, 143, 147, 150, 153, 159
pjs, 240
poncho, 3, 6, 23, 145, 130, 163, 168, 170, 204, 231
ring, 124, 128, 129
robes, 120, 121, 122
sandals, 124, 129, 132, 202
shirt,124, 128, 144, 151, 154, 198, 220
shoes, 185,187, 237
shorts, 23, 139, 193
skirt, 103, 110
socks, 3, 185, 223
spurs, 106
stockings, 118
suit, 144
sweater, 90, 95, 110, 116
swimsuit top, 95
tassel, 235
tie, 144
trousers, 2, 144, 197
t-shirt, yellow, 23
underwear, 2, 96, 186
uniform, 141, 163, 212, 232 
clubs, [golf], 178; See games
CO [conscientious objector] status, 44
cocktail party, 74, 75
Code of Conduct, 14
coffee, 27
Cold War, 40
college, 27, 28
colored eggs, 16
colors, 239
Combat Infantryman's Badge,141; See army commendations
comforter, pantyhose as a, 10, 28
comic books, 3, 5, 28, 224
commendations. See army commendations
communism, 40
communist, 40, 45, 125
compassion, 41
compound, 92, 95, 101, 102, 106
comrade, 6
concrete, 163; See cement
condoms, 3
contradiction; See ambiguity
love and hate, 24, 82
love and war, 35
war and peace, 36
war and playfulness, 37 
truths about war, 80
fact and fiction, 89, 179
war and girls, 93
war and church, 122
conveyor belt, 42
cooler, 193
Cooper, Gary, 58, 207; See movie
cooze, 68, 69, 85
courage. See brave
in tunnel, 11
finite quantity of, 40
narrator's, 54, 57, 184
in war, 80, 147 
"Speaking of," 155, 158, 159, 160
coward, cowardice
in love, 5
in tunnel, 10-11
in war, 21-22
in decisions, 57
being a, 61
not a, 142 
as theme, 147
crazy
balance, 21
actions, 27, 115,
being, 64, 221
nature, 154 
Cross, Jimmy, 58, 194
things he carried, 1-2, 4-5, 13
his girlfriend, 1-3, 7-9, 11-12, 16-17, 23-24, 28-30, see Martha
responsibility for Lavender's death, 6-7, 16-18, 23, 25, 27
his pistol, 10, 145
burns things, 23
leads and orders, 26, 135, 167, 225
visits O' Brien, 27-30
with poppa-san, 33
with monks, 120
responsibility for Kiowa's death, 162-164, 168-169, 177, 185
writes a letter to Kiowa's father, 164, 167, 169, 173, 176, 178
joins war, 167-168
with young soldier, 170-174, 176-177
imagines golfing, 177-178
deals with night life, 219-220
vouches for Kiley, 223
crying
Lt. Cross, 16-17
poppa-san, 34
narrator at decision, 56-57, 59
narrator at deaths, 191, 238 
Linda, 235
crystal ball, 223
Cub Scouts, 221
Cu Chi, tunnels at, 182
culottes, 90, 96, 116; See clothing
curtains, 242

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Dai, Bao, 45
Dairy Queen, 233
Danang, 35, 91
darkness, 11, 206-207, 220, 221
Darvon, 91
DDT, 220
death
Lavender's, 2, 3, 6-7, 12-13, 17
language and, 20
and embarassment, 21
reality of, 24, 225
not aware of, 41
not wanting, 44
Lemon's, 69-71, 78, 83, 240
possibility of, 76, 189, 191, 192, 199, 221
part of war, 80, 81
irony of, 83-84 
wanting to swallow, 111 
of "the man I killed," 124, 129, 130, 133, 180
of villagers, 135, 226
seeming, 143
Kiowa's, 149, 153, 156-157, 159, 162, 166, 171, 172, 181
Bowker's, 155, 160
desire for, 166
images of
as cloud of gas, 213
as a genie, 213
return from, in dreams, 225
Linda's, 232, 236, 237, 238, 245
"sucks," 243
decorations, 141; See army commendations
defoliants, 220
Des Moines, 139, 140, 152
Diamond, Eddie
highest ranking NCO, 91, 94
brings in a girl, 92-93
talks about Mary Anne, 97
teaches Mary Anne, 98
accused of adultery, 100
found innocent, 101
talks to Mary Anne, 103
checks on Fossie, 108-109
recounts Mary Anne's story, 113-115 
dictionaries, Vietnamese-English, 14
Diem's tyranny, 45
dignity, 19, 57, 184, 228
digressions, 107; See story
disease, illness; See body parts
brain tumor, 236, 245
cancer, 81
diaper rash, 191
disease, 14, 196
ear infection, 138
gangrene, 197, 199
hemorrhoids, 197
infections, 14
pneumonia, 121
polio, 196, 197
toothache, 88
VC virus, some 195, 197 
Dobbins, Henry, 11, 222
things he carried, 2, 5, 10, 14, 27-28, 117-118
excused from tunnel duty, 10
his girlfriend, 10, 27-28, 117-118
searching for a moral, 13, 20
playing checkers, 32; See games
sewing, 37
the luck of his girlfriend's pantyhose, 117-118
befriends the monks, 120-123
considers becoming a minister, 120-121,
defends the dancing girl, 135-136
retrieves Kiowa's body, 174-175
sees Tim again, 193
adds to story about Jorgenson, 196
tied to Bowker, 220
gives Kiley comic books, 224
greets the dead man, 226 
docks, 137, 138, 140, 143, 146, 159
dog tags, 2
dream, dreams, dreaming
daydream, 11-12, 55, 237
of flight, 22
hopes for future, 94
drug-induced, 101, 105
bad, 156
nightmares, 199
and Linda, 225, 237-38, 243
a story, 230, 244
Dr. Scholl's foot powder, 3
draft cards, 49
draft notice, 41
drill, battery-powered, 87
drugs, drug
dope, 3, 6, 20, 25, 91
joint, 20
Darvon, 91
opium, 105
Vietnam as, 114
fear as, 199
tranquilizers, 230
pills, 231
duty, 127, 183; See brave, coward

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