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Doc Daneeka's "death" is humorous but even closer to serious events; it also extends the satire  beyond the war zone and into civilian life. Among other self-contradictions, Doc is a flight surgeon  who hates to fly. For that reason, McWatt usually adds Doc's name to the passenger list, filed with  his aviation plan, so Doc can draw his flight pay without having to board a plane. When McWatt flies  into a mountain after buzzing the beach and killing Kid Sampson, Daneeka is actually standing on  the beach, beside Sergeant Knight, watching. Within the context of military logic, however, he is on  the plane, does not parachute out, and therefore must be dead. Forget the  fact  that he is still walking  around, trying to convince people that he is alive. According to military procedure, he is officially  dead. Back in the States, his wife receives a War Department telegram stating that her husband has 
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