Study Guide

Fallen Angels Characters

By Walter Dean Myers

Richard Perry

Before he joined the army, Richard Perry's teacher told him to stop being an observer. He's...

Peewee (Harold Gates)

If you have to go to war, Peewee's the guy you want to go with. Not because of his combat...

Lobel

The thing that seems to follow Lobel around is the accusation that he's gay. He doesn't talk...

Lieutenant Carroll

Richard Perry doesn't have a relationship with his real dad, but Lieutenant Carroll just might be...

Monaco

At first Monaco seems sort of like an extra in a movie, just background wallpaper. Then the scene...

Sergeant Simpson

Like a song, Simpson has a chorus: I'm getting out soon. He repeats it, again and again. Not as...

Johnson

The first time we see Johnson, he's lifting a pump onto a truck when three other soldiers can't...

Brunner

Brunner is the jerk of the platoon. He says things that are racist and homophobic. He complains...

Captain Stewart

Stewart is in charge of Alpha Company, which includes Perry's platoon. He's not someone Perry...

Lieutenant Gearhart

Gearhart's the man who replaces Lieutenant Carroll after he dies. Big shoes to fill already, and...

Sergeant Dongan

When Simpson finally goes home, Sergeant Dongan takes his place. It's not the best trade-off....

Jamal

Jamal's a medic who makes his first appearance when Perry feels like he's dying, and Jamal gives...

Brew

Brew is a soldier who wants to be a preacher—he's even applying to theology school. He...

Judy Duncan

Even though Perry meets Judy only twice, and both times briefly, it's the kind of meetings where...

Father Santora

Father Santora shows up for one scene. So he's kind of minor, but he plays an important role for...

Jenkins

Jenkins is a skinny, awkward guy who arrives in Vietnam with Perry and Peewee. He's the opposite...

Turner

Turner is another unlucky dude who dies during his first patrol with Perry's platoon. His moment...