Landing Zone X-Ray
During the Vietnam War years, a young American Paul Casey shelters his friend Danny who is a deserter. Danny’s girlfriend, Cathy Giovanni, reporterd the F.B.I and Danny was arrested, then sent to prison for four years. After an exchange of letters Paul lost contact with Danny. Many years after the Was Paul, now married and father of two children learnt from a magazine that an American General and a Vietnamese one met at a ceremony commemorating the first Battle of the War, Landing Zone X-Ray where Paul’s wife brother had been killed. Most of the story consisted on private reflections upon time passing, uncertainty of death, uncertainty about man’s fate. Paul’s attitude is effectiveness. The story is not typical; it looks rather than an essay, a reflexive essay, with a historical background (the Vietnamese War years).