Nate is figuring out how to use the I Ching which Jane had given him for his birthday. Henry Harold Henry introduces the troops to John Coltrane’s music. Southern California Ricky, none too stable any time, is having a tough time dealing with the cold and snow of Germany. Jane writes a poem for Nate. Nate sends Jane a valentine. Nate and Sgt. Tom Tremblay, his editor, have lunch. Tom begins answering some of Nate’s unspoken questions concerning Why Are We Here. More specifically, why Nate is here. Some of the questions are rhetorical, but others not. Why was none of this making sense? Nate sees there are pieces, pieces everywhere. Do the pieces fit or not?