The Valpo Core Reader


Jennifer Latham

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Freshman Seminar Essay

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The fact is that people die as a result of war. Civilians and soldiers alike die, and neither are really prepared for death. Death is frightening for everyone, especially when bombs are dropping nearby and bullets tear through the air close enough to be heard. Such occurrences became common for soldiers in World War II and, combined with the knowledge that once wounded one might not be found to be taken care of properly, made life hell and the thought of death even more hellish.