A Rumor of War

A Rumor of War

by

Philip Caputo

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Skipper Term Analysis

A nickname for a captain in the Navy or the Marine Corps.
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Skipper Term Timeline in A Rumor of War

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Chapter Five
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...though to pistol whip her, suspecting her of being VC, but Peterson stops him. The skipper will not allow the torture of an old woman. The perceived enemy, who looks like... (full context)
Chapter Fourteen
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...he will get a platoon in C Company, Levy’s old company. Captain Neal is the skipper, and McCloy is the executive officer. Neal assigns Caputo to the second platoon, where he... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen
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...school. Caputo orders the corporal to tie the man up and take him to the skipper. Several minutes later, a fighter-bomber comes in to strafe the VC positions on the far... (full context)