A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War

by

Philip Caputo

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In the U.S. Marine Corps, corporal is a junior NCO rank and the fourth rank, above a lance corporal and directly below a sergeant. A corporal has an E-4 paygrade.
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Corporal Term Timeline in A Rumor of War

The timeline below shows where the term Corporal appears in A Rumor of War. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Seventeen
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Later, while searching a village called Ha Na, a corporal approaches Caputo with a Vietnamese man at gunpoint. The man is about forty and says... (full context)