The Rat - Is writing a letter to his sister back home of how a hero he is as he is fighting in the war
As months pass by, sister never replies his mail, so he gets angry and calls her a dumb cooze , because she does not realize how The Rat is suffering in the war, so he cannot tell the real story of the war accurately.
During this incident, Kiley moves on to retell of how his best friend died in the war, known as Curt Lemon
The two of them, were playing like young kids, within the smoke grenades. They were very happy as, Mitchell and O'Brien were chilling in the back, when suddenly
A detonator went off, which sent Lemon flying in the air to the air as he was made pieces and was killed
Kiley was devastated by the death of his best friend, so in return with anger, he tortured a baby buffalo with no pity, and he remained on his own, until he got back together.
By providing this example, O'Brien argues that there is no precise way of how a real story of war goes, things happen at random times and there is no accurate way to describe it.