Essay about Characterization Of The Vietnam Veteran

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Vietnam Veteran
I interviewed Sargent Jim Dombrowski, a Vietnam Veteran at the VFW in Jonesboro, GA. He is now a 68 years old retired Veteran. His physical appearance was somewhat neglected. He was drinking a cold beer and smoking a cigarette. He served from 1965 to 1967. When I started with the interview Sargent Dombrowski looked a little tense, I could also observe his anger and pain in his eyes, but at the same time he was excited to start with the interview. He has five children, four girls and one boy. He does not really see his kids very often. My first question was, how do you describe yourself? He looked down and said: I am a typical old Veteran, I enjoy coming to the VFW, drink a beer and play cards with my friends. He was born in Hoboken, NJ. As a child he enjoyed all sports. When I asked him about his experiences in the military, his eyes started to fill with tears, and he took a big gulp of his beer. He remembered as if it was yesterday when he joined the Military, he said that he was 17 years old when he landed at the Red Sea Beach in China. He told me that when he was on the plane, he could not stop thinking that the plane was going to come down. He said that it was around 2:00 am when he arrived at the camp, he still remembers the awful smell like a jungle, hot and humid. When I asked him if he received any metals, he sob and said yes, but I don’t want to talk about it, then he took a big gulp of his beer and said: I had multiple…

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