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Chapter 10

Chapter 10 - Wintergreen
The chapter begins with a brief mention that Clevinger was killed when his plane simply vanished during a bombing run.

Soon after, Yossarian engages in a discussion with ex-PFC Wintergreen which serves to flesh out the latter's background. Apparently PFC Wintergreen was demoted because he continually went AWOL. His punishment for some time was simply to dig holes in Colorado, which he saw as infinitely preferable to going overseas for combat duty. Thus, every chance he got, he went AWOL.

Fragments of other interconnected anecdotes appear: Wintergreen struck what was mistaken for oil while drilling, so Chief White Halfoat was naturally kicked out (see chapter 5 for clarification). Halfoat replaced a Lieutenant Coombs in Pianosa, who was killed the on the one mission he flew. This leads Yossarian to reminisce about the Splendid Atabrine Insurrection, an earlier incident in which Yossarian and others had refused to take the atabrine tablets which they were told would make them more alert pilots. Appleby had attempted to turn in Yossarian for dereliction of duty by reporting him to Major Major, but of course was completely unable to get in to see Major Major, who never sees anyone.

Mention is made of the "dead man in Yossarian's" tent-a man who reported for duty, left his gear on Yossarian's bed, and died immediately. His name, apparently, was Mudd. During the terrible siege of Bologna, which followed soon after, Colonel Korn had shut the doors to the infirmaries, proclaiming that no man could be grounded for illness anymore. This action is discussed at length by another doctor, Dr. Stubbs, in a conversation with Dunbar. Stubbs finishes the discussion by declaring, about Yossarian, that "that crazy bastard may be the only sane one left."

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