Soldiers kill. That is the nature of war. This 12 page lesson plan by High 5 Achievers requires students to contemplate the deaths of two servicemen at the hands of two different soldiers in two different wars. The lesson, which uses chapters from The Things They Carried and All Quiet on the Western Front, is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and includes two student handouts, a graphic organizer with a suggested answer key and a compare and contrast rubric. This lesson plan can also be used in a history class that is focusing on the consequences of any war in any time period. Since death is the inevitable result of conflict, any man's demise often conjures similar musings.