Study Guide

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Characters

By Ben Fountain

SPC William (Billy) Lynn

Billy Lynn's in the Army because he didn't want to go to jail for seriously messing with his...

Staff Sergeant David (Dime) Dime

Dime is like the foul-mouthed, verbally abusive father figure you've never known you wanted. He's...

Sergeant (Shroom) Breem

Shroom may have died before our book even begins, but he's still one of the most important...

Ray Lynn

One of the reasons Dime becomes a father figure at the ripe young age of 24 is the fact that no...

Norman Oglesby

Norm is super duper rich, super duper fake, and super duper good at getting his way. He's also...

Albert Ratner

Albert's a big-shot movie producer with three Best Picture Oscars from a few decades ago. He took...

Faison Zorn

Faison—which apparently sounds like "pheasant" with a Texan accent—is Billy's true...

Bravo Company

Lodis is that good-natured guy everyone picks on because he takes it so well. His most memorable...

The Lynn Family

We can't help but feel bad for Denise, Billy's mom. She's one of those people who has been beaten...

Texas Stadium Characters

Ennis is the Cowboys' equipment manager. He gives Dime and Billy a behind-the-scenes tour of all...

Minor Characters

Pastor Rick is "the tanned, portly founder of one of the largest megachurches in America." He's...