His desire to flee back to safety is symbolized by his yearning to find the car keys. Digby, Jeff and the narrator all head out for the evening in the narrator's mother's Bel Air.
Trimpie, while visiting Wendy after the baby is born, finds Dr. But he doesn't say anything. They assumed it belonged to their friend Tony Lovett and parked behind him in order to get a few laughs and a peek at his lady friend. William Westmoreland and the Battle of Khe Sanh: Westmoreland was an army General during the Vietnam War, whose controversial attack on Khe Sanh led to him being removed from his ranks.
The three "wanna-be bad boys" leave their hiding spot and head towards the car. Boyle has "a limitless capacity for invention and a gift for nimble, hyperventilated prose to delineate his heightened vision of the world.
As they come out of hiding to survey the damage to the car and search for and find the dropped keys, another car pulls up to the lake.