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"Sgt. Rock: "Blood in the Desert"": During his deployment to North Africa with Easy Company, Rock meets another soldier nicknamed Farmer Boy who carries around a pot of soil. Farmer Boy protects the soil and wishes to make something grow from it.


Quote1 Farmer Boy had faith... and he made somethin' grow where it never did before! So -- we should remember what we're fightin' for! To make things grow... not to tear 'em down Quote2
-- Sgt. Rock



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Synopsis for Sgt. Rock: "Blood in the Desert"

During his deployment to North Africa with Easy Company, Rock meets another soldier nicknamed Farmer Boy who carries around a pot of soil. Farmer Boy protects the soil and wishes to make something grow from it.

Some time later during the campaign in North Africa, Rock wins his stripes and Farmer Boy is still protecting his soil. During a battle Farmer Boy is wounded, but he inspires Easy to destroy a tank. Farmer Boy dies, but his wish comes true as a flower springs forth from his soil.

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Reprinted from Our Fighting Forces #2

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  • This book was first published on March 5, 1968.
  • This story occurs during the campaign in North Africa and includes a flashback to Easy's trip from the United States to Africa.

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