how does perry finally explain the war to kenny?
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Basically Richie dispels the valour myths of war that they had seen at the movies. He says war is about trying to stay alive and looking out for your buddy. Concepts of right and wrong don't apply to the battlefield. He finds there are no heroes in war.
Perry attempts to explain the war to Kenny on a few different occassions. In the end he writes; "I just told him the the war was about killing people and about people killing us, and I couldn't see much more to it. Maybe there were times when it was right. I had thought that this was was right, but it was only from a distance." (Page 269)