If I Die in a Combat Zone

Dear America: Letters From Home

What does this quote made by a GI mean? “We own the day, Charlie owns the night.”

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During the day, the soldiers would run patrols, at night they'd be mortared or killed where they slept in their fox holes. The American soldiers were bogged down by noisy equipment, and the Viet Cong moved stealthily through territory they were familiar with. Daylight gave the men some semblance of protection, during the night they were sitting targets.


If I Die in a Combat Zone