A platoon commander in Charley Company, or C Company in the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines. Caputo describes him as a “slender, straw-blond Kentuckian” who is able to ignore the unpleasant aspects of war in favor of his romantic vision of soldiering. Later, Caputo finds out that he has extended his tour and becomes the executive officer of C Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines.
Lieutenant Murph McCloy Character Timeline in A Rumor of War
The timeline below shows where the character Lieutenant Murph McCloy appears in A Rumor of War. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...easy. The other platoon commanders in Charley Company, including Glen Lemmon, Bruce Tester, and Murph McCloy, have one to two years’ of experience, while Caputo has none. As a result, he... (full context)
...a call from Lieutenant Colonel Bain about the impending deployment. Meanwhile, Philip Caputo and Murph McCloy are on the terrace of the Officers’ Club, drinking beer and admiring the view of... (full context)
...afternoon, and twenty-five enlisted men from C Company go to Da Nang in trucks. Caputo, McCloy, Peterson, and Sergeant Loker drive in the captain’s jeep. It is their job to ensure... (full context)
...taken with her, though he has no intention of taking her back home with him. McCloy then introduces Caputo to two girls from Simone’s “stable.” They are “plump, pleasant, and reasonable”... (full context)
...he left behind. He senses that something has occurred. His old friends, including Lemmon and McCloy, seem distant from him. Tester asks him about his weekend in Japan, and Caputo talks... (full context)
...The men were carrying papers that were obvious forgeries, and their ages were falsified. Lieutenant McCloy, who now speaks fluent Vietnamese, interrogated them along with an ARVN militia sergeant. The men... (full context)