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personnel
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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the people expected to obey orders in an organization — such as employees of a firm or soldiers in the military
  • THINK WHAT A BLOW IT WOULD BE TO THE PERSONNEL SECTION—HOW THEY WOULD MISS ME!
    p. 504.7
  • That New Year's Eve—I remember that Hester drank too much; she was throwing up—there were barely more than twenty thousand U.S. military personnel in Vietnam, and only a dozen (or so) had been killed.
    p. 94.3
  • By the time the Congress put an end to the Tonkin Gulf Resolution—in May of 1970—there had been more than half a million U.S. military personnel in Vietnam; and more than forty thousand of them were dead.
    p. 94.4
  • By the end of '67, there were five hundred thousand U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.
    p. 95.2
  • And then there was April 30, 1975: the U.S. Navy evacuated all remaining personnel from Vietnam; they called this Operation Frequent Wind.
    p. 229.7
  • That New Year's Eve, which Owen and Hester and I celebrated at 80 Front Street—in the desultory manner that describes the partying habits of the late teen years (Hester was twenty), and in a relatively quiet manner (because Grandmother had gone to bed)—there were only 3,205 U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.
    p. 364.3
  • By our next New Year's Eve together, in 1962, there would be 11,300 U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.
    p. 364.8
  • There were 16,300 U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.
    p. 371.4
  • I think the January thaw was early that year; I think that was the year Hester was puking in the rain, but maybe the early thaw was New Year's Eve in 1965, when there were 184,300 U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.
    p. 371.5
  • On New Year's Eve, 1966, there were 385,300 U.S. military personnel in Vietnam; 6,644 had been killed in action.
    p. 371.8
  • There were 536,100 U.S. military personnel in Vietnam; that was still about 10,000 short of what our peak number would be.
    p. 372.1
  • When he announced his plans to us, it was only 1962; a total of 11,300 U.S. military personnel were in Vietnam, but not a single one of them was in combat.
    p. 418.8
  • By New Year's Eve, 1965—when Hester was making her usual statement in the rose garden at 80 Front Street—only 636 U.S. military personnel had been killed in action; it was just the beginning.
    p. 473.6
  • On his Personnel Action Form, he'd noted that he was "volunteering for oversea service."
    p. 477.8
  • We knew he wouldn't give up; every few months he would fill out another Personnel Action Form, requesting a new assignment—and he claimed that Colonel Eiger had provided him with the name and telephone number of someone in the Pentagon, a certain major who allegedly supervised the personnel files and assignments of the junior officers.
    p. 493.1
  • We knew he wouldn't give up; every few months he would fill out another Personnel Action Form, requesting a new assignment—and he claimed that Colonel Eiger had provided him with the name and telephone number of someone in the Pentagon, a certain major who allegedly supervised the personnel files and assignments of the junior officers.
    p. 493.2
  • THERE ARE ALMOST TWENTY THOUSAND PERSONNEL HERE, BUT THE FORT IS SO SPREAD OUT, YOU'D NEVER KNOW THEY WERE HERE—IT'S SIX MILES FROM THE WEST ENTRANCE OF THE FORT TO THE AIRFIELD, AND ANOTHER MILE TO THE HEADQUARTERS BARRACKS, AND YOU CAN GO EAST ANOTHER SIX MILES FROM THERE.
    p. 502.7
  • "TYPICAL ARMY: WHEN I ARRIVE AND REPORT TO THE STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS COMMAND, THEY TELL ME THERE'S BEEN A MISTAKE—THEY WANT ME IN THE PERSONNEL SECTION, INSTEAD.
    p. 504.1
  • THEY CALL IT 'PERSONNEL AND COMMUNITY ACTION' AT THE POST I SIGN DISCHARGE PAPERS, I ATTEND THE OCS AND WARRANT OFFICER BOARDS—HAVE BEEN 'RECORDER' FOR THE LATTER.
    p. 504.1
  • It was December before he mentioned that he'd sent another Personnel Action Form to Washington, asking for transfer to Vietnam; those forms, as many times as he would submit them, were routed through his chain of command—including Major General LaHoad.
    p. 505.1
  • By December, the major general had Owen working as a casualty assistance officer in the Personnel Section.
    p. 505.2
  • By the end of '67, there was trouble in California, there was trouble in New York; and there were five hundred thousand U.S. military personnel in Vietnam.
    p. 542.7

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