Short Essay Questions Key
1. How is Easy Company described in Chapter One, "We Wanted Those Wings: Camp Toccoa: July-December 1942"? Where did they undergo training?
The first chapter introduces the inception of Easy Company, its training regiment and the volunteers who passed the rigorous physical and mental challenges to become members of the elite group. Each member volunteered to join the unit for the thrill, honor, recognition and monthly bonus pay. Basic training took place at Camp Toccoa, Georgia.
2. What happened after the men of Easy Company were given spaghetti in Chapter One, "We Wanted Those Wings: Camp Toccoa: July-December 1942"?
On one occasion, the company was given respite from its daily run. The men were served a large spaghetti meal for lunch. After the meal, the men were told that were changed and to run up Currahee. Ambulances followed the company while men vomited spaghetti during the exercise. Those who rode back with the ambulances were shipped out of the unit immediately.
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