Part 1, Chapter 1* The American troopship is located off the coast of Anopopei. * As the platoon awaits the coming day, we learn about the various personalities of these characters. * A group of men play cards and reveal their personality. * It becomes clear that many of the men are afraid of the next day.
Part 1, Chapter 2* The men arrive on the island of Anopopei. * Tension is in the air as the men wait for the fighting to begin. * Foxholes are dug and Japanese mortar attacks begin. * Frightened and worried about soiling his pants, Hennessey runs out of the foxhole. * Hennessey is killed by a mortar sell. * Croft feels omnipotent because he is still alive.
Part 2, Chapter 1* The reader learns that Major General Cummings is the commanding officer for the island. * The island is described as being shaped like an ocarina and is 150 miles long and 50 miles wide. * This is little...
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