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- Full Title: The Things They Carried
- When Written: 1980s
- Where Written: The United States
- When Published: 1990
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: War Novel
- Setting: Vietnam; Minnesota; central Iowa
Film Adaptation. "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong" was made into a movie in 1998. It was titled A Soldier's Sweetheart and starred Kiefer Sutherland.