By reading the title of the story, “Bodies” I was expecting a horrific, disgusted war story with disturbing mental pictures of mutilated and discompose bodies. However, deep inside me I was craving for scene where I could place myself and experience a grips of what soldier are expose to. In addition, I was expecting to feel sad and goosebumps.
This is a story of a young marine that serves time Iraq War. He is a mortuary affairs specialist. After experiencing the horror of war and collecting remains of his fellow soldier, he returns home to A...
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