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.
Carlyle - This character is fresh out of basic training and is angry and bitter about being in the Army.
PFC Clark - This character finds a person covered with blood and running away from the barracks.
Sergeant Cokes - This character has leukemia and is trying to come to terms with that knowledge.
Richie Douglas - This character is a self-confessed homosexual, though at first he has a difficult time convincing others of this fact.
PFC Hinson - This character is an M.P. under the command of the lieutenant. He is the...
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