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Lee L. Krecklow
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On the walk home, Victor takes from his pocket a box of small cigars and tells Joel about the Army and how they passed the time by boxing in the barracks, and Victor stops walking and leans down and shows to Joel a scar above his eyebrow where he was cut badly by a punch and had to see the medic for stitches. Joel doesn't see the scar and doesn't think it's there but doesn't say this. Joel likes the smell of Victor's cheap cigar and says that instead.