by Joseph Heller
. Corporal Snark
is the first chef
of the fighting 256th squadron
, despite the fact that he poisoned the squadron by mashing hundreds of cakes of GI
soap into the sweet potatoes. In the words of Yossarian
, he did this just to show that people have the taste of Philistines
The soldiers ate the concoction by the plateful and became quite ill. As a result, Snark was busted down to Private and was thus only a corporal on page 65 of the old Dell version of the novel.