This is a quiet, ambient recording of an excerpt from Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. It runs approximately 6:45 and contains some images of combat violence, as one would expect of a recollection of a Vietnam in-country tour experience.
This story is very useful for discussions of regret, universal theme, war, peace, and a host of other related topics.
Since the story is far from covered by the public domain provision, I offer it here free of charge with great respect to Mr. O'Brien and encourage you to find his works.
Likewise, if you enjoy it, I hope you'll look into my other recordings that you might find useful.