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K
Kathleen
advice on narrator's stories, 34
asks narrator if he ever killed anyone, 131, 180
trip to Vietnam, 181-188
the war is remote to, 183 
KIA [killed in action], 142
Kiley, Rat,12, 27, 85, 135, 213
things he carried, 3, 5, 9, 28
announces Lavender's death, 6, 13
his rhyme, 33
learns rain dance, 36
treats Strunk, 66
writes letter to Lemon's sister, 67-69
goofs off with Lemon, 69-70, 78, 83-84
kills baby buffalo, 78-80
tells story of Fossie and Mary Anne, 89-116
before joining Alpha Company, 90, 92
talks about bringing in a girl, 93
tags along with Fossie and Mary Anne, 96
looks for Mary Anne, 99-101
talks to Fossie, 103
sees Mary Anne return, 105-106
checks on Fossie, 107-110, 112
treats O'Brien,189-190
wounded, 190
his nervous breakdown, 219-224
shoots self in the foot, 223
greets corpse, 226
tells story of Lemon's trick or treating, 239-240 
kill, killed, killer, killing
imagination was a killer, 11
men killed, 21
killing the puppy, 36
problems of killing, 41
against, 45, 66
killer eyes, 69
Lemon, 86
a kill (as noun), 116, 133, 226
what it feels like, 156 
Kiowa, 168, 176
Bobby Jorgenson almost killed narrator, 192, 201
Azar, 218
Killebrew, Harmon, 192; See games
kingdom come, 35
Kiowa
things he carried, 3, 9
on Lavender's death, 6-7, 16-19
on morning, 11
on his hunting hatchet, 13
his Bible, 18
Lt. Cross reflects on comments of, 24
Lt. Cross and narrator look at picture of, 27
on his moccasins and hunting hatchet, 28
his death, 32,148-150, 153-154, 156-157, 159-161, 172, 185
teaches a rain dance, 36
counsels Tim after he kills a man, 37, 125-130, 133-34
sleeping, 70
picks up baby buffalo, 80
on monks and religion, 119-123
how he lived his life, 162-164
search for body of, 165-166
letter to father of, 167-169, 176-177, 178
as a lost ball, 167; See games
sees picture of girlfriend, 170
his scream, 171
discovery of body of, 173-175
narrator and Kathleen visit site of his death, 181-188
his belief in Jesus Christ, 192, 239
in list of those that died, 205
as a young corpse, 209
of his absence, 223
on narrator's mind, 225, 227-228, 242, 245 
kitchen counter, 60
Kiwanis Club, 45
knowing, 21, 240; See truth
with love, 1, 230
Elroy
, 49, 54, 60
not knowing 69, 127, 166; See ambiguity
he knew, 70, 167
Kathleen, 131
Linda, 238
Kodacolor snapshot, 4
Kool-Aid, 2, 11
Kramer, Sally, 138-39, 140, 145-46; See Gustafson, Sally Kramer

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L
Lake Erie, 94, 99
lake road, 139
laughter, 205, 208, 223, 238
Lavender, Ted, 7, 16
things he carried, 2, 6, 9
shot, 3, 6, 12
dead, 6, 7, 8, 10, 23, 28, 205, 223, 242
as cement ,7, 17
tranquilizers, 11, 20, 33, 230-231, 239
grieved over, 17
blame of his death, 25, 27
with puppy, 36, 37
dreamed alive, 225 
law, 42, 103, 202
lawn, dry as October corn, 146
lawn chairs, 143
LBJ, 42, 58
leather, 18
Lemon, Curt
killed in tree, 32, 69-70, 71, 78-79, 82-88, 242
trick or treating, 68, 86, 239-240 
faints at dentist's, 88
dead, 205, 209, 223, 238, 245
dreaming him alive, 225
"Lemon Tree," 83; See music
liberal, 42
library shelf, 245
lie, 83
life, 210
lift, 3, 21, 43, 70, 84
light, 84, 150
Lincoln, Abraham, 58
Linda
dreaming her alive, 225, 243-246
nine and in love, 228-230
going to the movies, 228-233
her red cap, 229, 233-235
died, 236-238
at the funeral home, 240-242 
line, 150, 153
Lions Club, 45
literary allusions
possible
to James' "House of Fiction," 35
to Owen's "Dulce Et Decorum Est," 68-69
to Conrad's Heart of Darkness, 71, 73, 110
to Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 157-58  
probable
to Twain's Huckleberry Finn 51, 58
to The Bible, Book of Genesis, 80 (2.8-10)
to Hemingway's "In Another Country," 137, 194
Little League, 57
London, 210
Lone Ranger, The, 39, 57
Los Angeles, 94
love
for Martha, 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 12, 29
letters signed, 1, 2, 24, 46
intense, 11
past, 16, 28, 99, 113
forgetting, 26
the old man, 33
to death, 35
comradeship, 67, 68, 194
war is, 80 
for peace, 81, 82
story, 85, 180
Fossie's and Mary Anne's, 94, 95, 96
parental, 155
for Linda, 228, 230, 236

LP [listening-post], 72
luck, 176, 196
luck of the draw, 11, 91
used up, 193, 195 
Lutheran missionary, 28
LZ [landing zone], 78
LZ Gator, 62, 66

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M
McCarthy, Gene, 41
McDonald's, 23
M&Ms, 5, 9
Macalester College, 40
Maddox, USS, 40
magic, 105, 106, 118
magic trick, 184, 244
Main Street, 44, 45, 229, 237
makeshift bedrooms, 101
malaria tablets, 5
Mama Burgers, 151
Mama-sans, 145
recreation, 93
old, 144, 168
cute little, 240 
"Man I Killed, The"
alluded to, 37, 59
physical description of, 124
speculation on his life, 125,127-128
things he carried, 129
Tim and Kiowa speak of death of, 129-130
effect on Tim in present day, 131-134 
Man Who Never Was, The, 232; See movie
march
daily, 1, 4, 7, 8, 16
to war, 44
away from smoking village, 216
toward the wire, 216 
at night, 221, 222
marching band, 58; See music
marriage
wife's breathing, 82 
thinking about Mary Anne's, 103, 104
of Sally Kramer, 139, 140
Martha
Lt. Cross in love with,1-4, 16, 28-29
Lt. Cross picturing, 6-7, 11-12, 23, 24
writes to Lt. Cross, 8-9, 24
belonged to another world, 17 
martini glasses, 74
Mary Anne. See Bell, Mary Anne
Massachusetts, 27
Max. See Arnold, Max
medals, 36; See army commendations
medical discharge, 115
medical supplies
Band-Aid, 235
compress, 189
gauze, 62, 235
medical kit ,223
morphine, 66, 98, 214
needle, 114
NoDoz, 220
novocain, 88
ointment, 20, 197
splint, 62, 98
tourniquet, 66
tranquilizers, 2, 6, 11, 20, 33, 230, 239
Vitamin C, 227
vitamins, 7, 220 
memory; See remember
shameful, 21
long, 28
-traffic, 34
fragments of, 36
erased, 38
of Lemon's death, 70
of pantyhose, 117
Bowker's
while driving, 143
flaws in, 158
spirits in the head, 230 
mess hall, 91, 101
message, 99, 160
Met Stadium, 192
metal-fire, 80
Mexico, 28
MIA [missing in action], 163, 194
microscope, 81
midterm exams, 24
million dollars, 34
military items
airfield, 87
bandoliers, 184
binoculars, 5
blanket, 117
body bag, 37, 220
bucket, 87
bullet, 239
bunker, 91, 94, 95, 192, 208, 210, 212, 215, 217
bunks, 100
canteen, 2, 6, 122, 126, 184, 139, 231
canvas, 137
canvas bags, 14
canvas tarps, 9
charcoal, 102
compass, 5
comportment, 207
compound, 91, 96
control, 207
cot, 87, 88, 101, 110
devices, 208
dog tags, 2, 87, 194
earplugs, 10
effects/special, 203
entrenching tools, 169,174
equipment, 115, 203
fence, 92, 109, 226
flashlight, 10, 87, 100, 101, 170, 171, 176, 177
foxhole, 1,2,7,10, 16, 23, 32, 34, 63-65, 71, 76, 81, 119, 202, 227
frame, aluminum, 166
gear, 102, 193, 206, 220
grease pencils, 14
gyroscope, 205
HE [high explosives], 75
heat tabs, 2, 23
helipad, 91, 93, 101, 193, 197
helmet, 132, 203, 207, 212, 217
instruments, 87
joss sticks, 14, 239
knapsacks, 139
lighters, 2
line, 204
maintenance gear, 6
maps, 5, 24, 25
mat, 125
matches, 2
mess hall, 91, 203
mess kits, 184
microscope, 81
Military Payment Certificates, 2
mine detector, 9
mirrors/trick, 209
mosquito netting, 9
nylon, 166
P38 can openers, 2
pins, 132
plan, 104, 201
pocket knives, 2
poster, 110
PRC-25 radio, 5,6
PRC-77 scrambler radio, 14
probes, 162
radio, 72-74,175, 204, 225
razor blades, 14
repellent, 132
ropes, 207, 208, 210, 212, 214, 216
rucksack, 1, 2, 36, 77, 129, 166, 167
safety pins, 14
sandbags, 14, 92, 111, 204, 208, 211, 215, 216, 217
satchel, 5
sewing kits, 2
sheets of metal fire, 80
shovel, 187
signal flares, 14
Starlight scope, 9
stars and stripes, the, 14
Sterno, 14, 23, 95
table, 103
tent, 87, 88
Toe Poppers, 33
tool, entrenching, 16
torture chamber, 87
towers, 192
tracer rounds, 80
tracer, red, 215
trap door, 208
trip flare, 14, 95
Willie Peter [white phosphorus mortars], 75
wire, 91, 102, 106, 111, 133, 192, 202, 204, 206, 207, 209, 210, 212, 216
wiring, 9 
Minneapolis, 192
Minnesota, 16, 47, 51, 57, 60
mirror, 140, 144
missed opportunities
Lt. Cross and Martha, 5, 7, 29, 31
Bowker and Sally, 139
Bowker and medals, 141, 144, 146, 150, 161; See army commendations
Bowker and war, 148
Kiowa's death, 153, 159, 164, 168, 170-172 
Mitch. See Sanders
moccasins, 5, 28, 186; See Kiowa
money, 90
Mongols, 125
monsters, 209
Montagnard tribes, 115
Montreal, 55
monuments, 183
moral, morality
lesson, 13-14, 20
VC boy, 13, 14
to Lavender's death, 17, 20
draft, 39, 40, 44, 57, 59 
capital, 40
in a war story, 68
true war story, 68, 76-78, 81
appeared, 76
like the thread that makes cloth, 77
declaration, 78
religion, 120-121, 123
not pondered by narrator, 132
Sanders on, 192
power of, 192
morphine, 5; See medical supplies
mortar, 15, 92; See weapons
rounds, 65, 149, 169, 170 
fire, 148, 169
Mount Sebastian College, 1, 4, 17, 24, 167
movie, movies
Bonnie and Clyde, 4, 29
Lavender's death not as in a, 6
recreation, 92, 191, 198, 217, 228
Technicolor, 148
like those old cowboy, 165
Gene Autry, 189
Barbarella, 206
like being in, 207
not like being in, 211
The Birds, 217
scaring Azar as a, 217-18
with Linda at the, 228-233
The Man Who Never Was, 232
Murphy, Audie, 207; See movie
music and entertainment terms
camera, 207
cards, 198
cartoon, 230
cellos, 74
chimes, 73, 109
concert, 73
drums, 109, 209
film, World War II, 232
films, 207
flutes, 109
form, 108
game, 202
glee club, 74,75,77
joke, 20, 92, 95, 118, 197, 202, 206
lecture, 144
lyrics, 108
magic, Charlie's, 205
movies. See movies
music, 73, 74, 95, 108, 109, 110, 112, 135, 139, 143, 210
noisemaker, homemade, 208
opera, 74,77
organ, electric, 108
progression, 108
puppeteer, 208
radio, 108, 139, 147
rattle, 208
reel, 206
rhythm, 108, 208
rock band, 73
rustlings, 209
score, 211
shows, 191
silence, 208
singing, 37
sounds, 199, 202, 205, 208, 214
synthesizer, 108
tape, 210
tape deck, 95, 110, 209
TV, national, 139
violins, 74
voice, 108, 109, 112, 19
xylophones, 73 
My Khe, 194, 195
red clay trail at, 37, 59, 180
killed soldier at, 125, 127, 130
ambush site, 132
trip with Kathleen to, 184 
mysteries.
Vietnam, 16, 183 
Martha, 23
Mary Anne, 96, 114
Dobbins' pantyhose, 118

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