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"Slaughterhouse Five" POWs in box car segment...

Post by L. Kafka » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:51 pm

It's February 1945 and a train load of American POWs are heading to Dresden. While a number of GIs are groaning about the cold, one older looking GI remarks, "Cold? This is nothing. Troy (New York) in '37, that was cold." The character mentions Troy in '37 once of twice more, but none of the GIs respond. Moments later, Billy the central character of the story looks over at the GI from Troy, New York and he is gone, a victim of hypothermia.

Does anyone know who the actor was that played the GI from Troy, New York?
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Re: "Slaughterhouse Five" POWs in box car segment...

Post by AHK » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:34 pm

I thought the victim was from or named Wyoming something or other?
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Imagine having a bowel movement coming on...

Post by L. Kafka » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:20 am

...while in a box car full of POWs and no toilet paper.
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Re: "Slaughterhouse Five" POWs in box car segment...

Post by AHK » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:31 am

Must be a Panther fan!

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It's hard to admit at times...

Post by L. Kafka » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:47 am

...but having been born in Detroit and lived there most of my life, I'm still a Lions fan. Lions and Panthers. Different cats that poop in different woods.
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Re: "Slaughterhouse Five" POWs in box car segment...

Post by AHK » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:35 am

They both give you the same results!

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