After the raid on Avignon

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Unformatted text preview: After the raid on Avignon, in which Snowden is killed, Yossarian refuses to wear any part of his uniform. He shows up nude (he does wear moccasins) for a special formation, at which he is to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, presented by General Dreedle, for going around twice at Ferrara. Cathcart is humiliated, but Dreedle decides that any man who does his job well and wins a medal may receive it with no clothes on if he chooses. There is the practical problem of where to pin the medal so Dreedle just hands it to Yossarian. Time being out of joint, the briefing for the mission to Avignon, also attended by General Dreedle, follows this scene. As usual, Dreedle's nurse, blooming "like a fertile oasis," accompanies him and stands "with her asinine smile" in full view of the men. Yossarian moans in erotic misery. Soon others join him. Dreedle demands that they stop, and they do. Unfortunately, Major Danby has been join him....
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