With the Old Breed


E.B. Sledge

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Howard Nease Character Analysis

A modest, playful, yet deeply experienced Gloucester veteran, Howard steals turkey from chow on New Year’s Eve on Pavuvu so that he can share an intimate celebration with his companions. Beloved by his companions in Company K, Howard is later killed in the early days of Okinawa, but Sledge remembers Howard’s act of celebration and generosity as one of the most heartwarming of his life.
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Howard Nease Character Timeline in With the Old Breed

The timeline below shows where the character Howard Nease appears in With the Old Breed. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 7: Rest and Rehabilitation
Friendship and Camaraderie Theme Icon
...catches fire near the kitchen. After the fire is put out, one of Sledge’s friends, Howard Nease, tells everyone from Company K to come to his tent. As the men soon... (full context)
Death, Horror, and Trauma Theme Icon
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Sledge finds Howard’s attitude admirable, as Howard demonstrates a capacity to remain cheerful in the face of adversity,... (full context)