Accuses Dave Jensen of being crazy for breaking his own nose to make them "square" after Jensen shattered Strunk's nose. Becomes close with Jensen soon after and signs a pact that promises one will kill the other if either of them is wounded enough in battle that they are wheelchair bound. Strunk dies in a medic chopper after most of his right leg is blown off. Before leaving, he begs Jensen not to kill him.
Lee Strunk Quotes in The Things They Carried
The The Things They Carried quotes below are all either spoken by Lee Strunk or refer to Lee Strunk. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Houghton Mifflin edition of The Things They Carried published in 1990.).
Lee Strunk Character Timeline in The Things They Carried
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The Things They Carried
...but because this was Vietnam where everyone had a gun, Dave Jensen became paranoid that Strunk would get his revenge. Strunk had made no claims about wanting revenge, but there was... (full context)