Unnamed Soldiers Who Write Letters

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Unnamed Soldiers Who Write Letters
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Unnamed Soldiers Who Write Letters
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At the end of the War, the assignment of the narrator of "All the Dead Pilots" is to read letters going from the front back home to make sure they don't reveal any military information. He seems to have real sympathy for both the soldiers and the recipients of "the scrawled, brief pages of transparent and honorable lies to mothers and sweethearts" (512).