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Casualties of War

Chris Lynch

Lynch's Vietnam series concludes with the final narrative of four friends caught in the chaos of war. Morris, Rudi and Ivan have told their stories, now it's Beck's turn. He enlists in the Air Force and is literally above it all as he watches the war from on high in his C-123 aircraft, defoliating forests with Agent Orange. Beck finds the countryside gorgeous but the destruction of the jungle and his isolation from the fighting starts to affect him. As their tours of duty near completion and the war itself spirals further out of control, the four best friends are at last on a collision course. Will they all survive long enough to be reunited?