By : Walter Dean Myers
Many people in Vietnam bring a Bible with them so they can pray through the harsh times.
Every soldier gets an M16 unless they have a special weapon like Johnson. He gets a bigger machine gun.
Many people wrote letters back home and Richie Perry (the main character) writes many letters to his mother and brother.
"My father used to call all soldiers angel warriors," he said. "Because usually they get boys to fight wars. Most of you aren't old enough to vote yet"
This is an important quote because Jenkins just died and the Lieutenant Carroll said this to everyone. It is sad because most of the soldiers are just boys that are under the age of 18 and they can't even vote for there country.
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