She is a naïve girl who arrives in Vietnam from her home in California.
He meets Helen through Darrow and works as a bridge between Helen and the Vietnamese.
He is a veteran photographer with Life Magazine.
He begins the story as Helen's boyfriend.
He is the head of Life's office in Saigon.
He leaves Helen a beaded sheath and the last photo ever taken on his camera.
He is Helen's brother who died in combat.
This is the South Vietnamese Army, one of the major fighting forces in the Vietnam war.
This is the North Vietnamese Army, one of the major fighting forces in the Vietnam war.
They are omnipresent throughout the story.
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