The Vietnam War was a very important time in American history, with so many tales coming from the field of battle. Thousands upon thousands of stories have been told over the years by the soldiers who were there, and all of them seem to follow a similar theme. The stories explain what had happened during the war, from the successful missions to the tragedies that affected an entire platoon for the rest of deployment. But the mark these tragedies leave don’t last for just the rest of the war, and
difficult process of personal change and development. In Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried , T he characters are faced with a long V oyage marching through the Vietnam War. While marching, the soldiers are reminded of their family and loved ones because of the items they carry. This is to keep them close by and so they feel like their loved ones are with them at all time. These items keep their minds at ease as they travel through treterious war grounds and have to face frightening situations.