This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
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...
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