Eddie Slovak meets an old Army buddy named Pete who once saved his life. He intends to repay his friend. He offers him money for a business, but Peter refuses. Eddie tries to talk to Pete's wife Louise. Louise falls for Eddie and the two become romantically involved. Eddie eventually kills her. Later he explains to Pete that he did him a favor since she was cheating on him. Pete calls the police and Eddie is arrested. Pete goes to see Eddie's girlfriend and explains that their plan worked. Louise is dead and Eddie is out of the way. Now, the two of them can be together. Written by
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The choice of the name Sgt. Eddie Slovik is an interesting choice for the cowardly Sgt. During World War II Private Eddie Slovak was first American soldier shot for a strictly military offense. Most soldiers executed were convicted of rape or murder. Slovik admitted and was charged and convicted of desertion He faced a firing squad on January 31, 1945. He was buried in a row of a military cemetery in France. In a grave marked only with a number. His wife spent the remainder of her life trying to get a pardon for her husband and petitioning the VA for Slovik's pension. After she died a politician in her home state of Michigan got permission from President Ronald Reagan to return Slovik's remains to the United States. The politician raised the money to have his body exhumed. And he was reburied next to his wife in the Detroit area. See more