Richard Perry - This character is very observant and distanced from life. Over the course of the book he grows up and learns to better understand both the people around him and the people he left at home.
Peewee Gates - This character is the best friend of the protagonist and is very badly injured during the war.
Kenny - This character is the recipient of the protagonist's letters home and acts a bridge for the protagonist to everything that he left behind.
Jenkins - This character does great impressions of voices and is afraid of everything, a fear that is realized when this character steps on a land mine.
Johnson - This character is a simple, intimidating, and sincere man who holds the largest gun in the novel.
Simpson - This character wants to be in Vietnam and applies for an extension to stay longer, but...
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