How did Haie Westhus die?

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Haie Westhus dies a bloody and painful death in the midst of battle in the trenches.  Paul is with him, and describes his death:

"Haie Westhus drags off with a great wound in his back through which the lung pulses at every breath.  I can only press his hand;  'It's all up, Paul,' he groans and he bites his arm because of the pain" (Chapter 6).

When the battle is over, only thirty-two men remain in Paul's Company.