A marine who was wounded twice before but is severely wounded when a piece of shrapnel tears a hole into one of his lungs. Caputo recounts how his injury leaves him in danger of drowning in his own blood, and that Rodella appears sorrowful—with the “hurt, dumb eyes of a child”—in response to his injury. He recuperates later in a hospital and then is evacuated out of Vietnam.
Corporal Rodella Character Timeline in A Rumor of War
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