Chapter Summary Of The Rise And Fall Of Kiowa

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In chapter seventeen, at daybreak the platoon began combing through the field looking for Kiowa’s body. They continued through the morning despite the rain, because there was no way that Lieutenant Cross was going to leave Kiowa in the slime. He had already started composing a letter to Kiowa’s family in his head. Across the field, a young soldier stood by himself, his shoulders shaking with grief. As the platoon searched, Azar joked about how Kiowa had literally “bit the dust.” After a while, Mitchell Sanders reached down and pulled up Kiowa’s rucksack. Azar, Norman, and Sanders circled out from that spot while Sanders blamed Lt. Cross for camping in the middle of a toilet. Fifty meters away, Jimmy Cross wished he were playing golf. At least

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