The medic, whose name is Jamal, tells Perry that they killed three Vietcongs. When Perry says they only killed one, Jamal said the report, which Captain Stewart wrote, says three. He even brings over the clipboard to show it to him. Suspicious.
Perry thinks about the first person he saw who got killed, in a gang shooting near Harlem.
That night Perry's stomach hurts so bad that he thinks he's been poisoned. Jamal is unimpressed and tells him he just has diarrhea.
Turns out he's right. Perry spends the next couple days in the bathroom. Poison almost sounds better.
Two men, Johnson and Walowick, get into the most intense fistfight Perry has ever seen, all because Johnson called Walowick a farm boy and Walowick called Johnson "a cootie." (7.86) The way Johnson sees it, "That's like calling me a n*****." (7.98)
At the end of the chapter, Lieutenant Carroll loans Perry to the Charlie Company for patrol, because he missed the last one. Just when the diarrhea was coming in handy.