The group’s mess officer, Milo ends up starting a business—M & M Enterprises—that delivers black-market goods throughout the Mediterranean. It is not clear how this business works, since Milo appears to be selling goods at a loss, but he claims “everyone” in the group “gets a share.” Milo eventually begins dealing with the Germans to expand his business, and it is revealed he has been named mayor or leader of various countries throughout the Mediterranean region.
Milo Minderbinder Quotes in Catch-22
The Catch-22 quotes below are all either spoken by Milo Minderbinder or refer to Milo Minderbinder. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Chapter 7 Quotes
Chapter 24 Quotes
But the Germans are also members in good standing of the syndicate, and it’s my job to protect their rights as shareholders. . . . Don’t you understand that I have to respect the sanctity of my contract with Germany?
Related Characters: Milo Minderbinder (speaker)
Chapter 35 Quotes
Milo Minderbinder Character Timeline in Catch-22
The timeline below shows where the character Milo Minderbinder appears in Catch-22. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: McWatt
Chapter 8: Lieutenant Scheisskopf
...Clevinger, the smartest man in the group and a Harvard graduate, does not understand how Milo can turn a profit in this way. Clevinger “knew everything about literature,” the narrator explains,... (full context)
Chapter 9: Major Major Major Major
Chapter 12: Bologna
...has a conversation with Wintergreen, who is selling black-market Zippo lighters. They begin talking about Milo’s activities selling other goods on the black market. It is revealed that Milo has bought... (full context)
Chapter 13: Major _____ de Coverley
Chapter 22: Milo the Mayor
Chapter 24: Milo
...man in the tree, while performing Snowden’s funeral service, and wonders who it could be. Milo mourns his terrible financial situation—he is overburdened with Egyptian cotton—and vows to fight for his... (full context)
Chapter 34: Thanksgiving
...that year, Yossarian punched Nately in the face—but he claims it was Sergeant Knight’s fault. Milo prepared an especially lavish meal for the soldiers, who became drunk and full, and began... (full context)
Chapter 35: Milo the Militant
Chapter 39: The Eternal City
Chapter 41: Snowden