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Chapter 21

Chapter 21 - General Dreedle
Colonel Cathcart is at wit's end because Yossarian has caused him so much trouble. He makes a list of all the "feathers in his cap" (positive accomplishments) and the "black eyes" (failures) in his tenure at Pianosa. The negatives greatly outweigh the positives, and almost all the negatives are attributable to Yossarian. Foremost among these is the incident in which Yossarian lined up to receive his medal completely naked, his only clean uniform having been bled on by Snowden on the Avignon mission. Cathcart would surely have punished him right there and then, but General Dreedle felt it was acceptable for Yossarian to receive his medal in this fashion if he wanted to. General Dreedle's odd view was most likely an overreaction to the equally inane suggestion by his rival General Peckem that the men wear full dress gear into battle in order to make a good impression on the enemy.

Dreedle, Yossarian notes, goes everywhere with his son-in-law and assistant Colonel Moodus, whom he hates, and an achingly beautiful nurse. It is suggested that Dreedle keeps the nurse around only to torture his son-in-law, who finds it very hard to sleep with women while under the constant supervision of his wife's father.

The presence of this attractive nurse wreaks havoc on the Avignon pre-mission briefing. While the men are synchronizing their watches, Yossarian begins to moan longingly at her. After a few moans, other men begin moaning, until the entire tent erupts into hysterical moaning. This is a great embarrassment to Colonel Cathcart, and it is only General Dreedle who puts a stop to it.

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