A Rumor of War Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

Philip Caputo - The narrator and the main personality of the book.

Viet Cong - Name applied to the group of antagonists in the book.

Captain Neal - He sleeps peacefully at night in a tent half a mile away from the line. Unlike other leaders who are out there in the same conditions as their men, he appears to have a fairly cushy existence.

Chaplain Ryerson - He forces Caputo to consider the wasted lives of all those who are killed and all those who are left to pick up the pieces afterward.

Corporal Sullivan - Killed while filling canteens on the river, he is the first casualty of the platoon.

Jose Gonzales - Wounded when a small, antipersonnel mine blows off his left foot, he is the first casualty of war the men see personally.

Lance Corporal Crowe - Nicknamed Pappy by the younger men...

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