Easy Company's next objective is to take the town of Carenten where they engage in street to street fighting with a doggedly determined enemy. The fighting is hard and there are many casualties. Having pushed the Germans out, Easy Company now has to hold the position and soon face a counter-attack from German forces, including artillery and tanks. For Pvt. Albert Blythe, the pressure and stress pushes him to the breaking point. He even suffers from hysterical blindness but soon recovers with a few words of encouragement from Winters. After 36 days in battle, Easy Company is finally relieved and get to return to their base in England. Written by
Did You Know?
After the airing of this episode, Private Blithe's family came forward to correct the information provided about him. Instead of being shot in the neck as appeared in the episode, Blithe was actually shot in the shoulder and made a full recovery from his wounds. Blithe went on to have a successful military career, fighting in the Korean War. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant before his death in 1967. See more
Albert Blithe was struck in the right shoulder by a sniper, not in the neck. He did not die in 1948 as it states here. He recovered and was sent home. Later he re-enlisted and eventually became known as Master Sergeant Albert Blithe. He died at the age of 44 on December 17, 1967. See more
Sgt. George Luz
[during the attack on Carentan
God damn it!
Where the fuck is everybody? Where'd everybody go?
Sgt. George Luz
I have no idea!