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.