Henry Dobbins had a good-luck charm during the war. He would always wear his girlfriends panty hose around his neck.
He evaded death many times wearing that pantyhose around his neck everyone began to believe it really had magical good luck powers.
His girlfriend broke up with him through a letter, but he did not give up on the "power" the pantyhose provided for him.
The soldiers came upon a church where monks lived. The monks invited them in, they gave them food and shelter.
Kiowa and Henry began thinking about their lives before the war and how they both wanted or liked to be in church. Henry wants to be a pastor after the war and live peacefully, while Kiowa just likes the church in general.
Henry and Kiowa realize that setting up camp in a church is disrespectful. Henry realizes how the only thing they can do is be decent and friendly with the monks.