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Chaplain Captain Albert T. Tappman (A.T. Tappman) (usually simply referred to as "The Chaplain") is one of the main characters in Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22. A naïve Anabaptist minister, Chaplain Tappman is tormented by his atheist assistant, Corporal Whitcomb. He is the only character in the book Yossarian truly trusts. Joseph Heller in 1961 Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 - December 12, 1999) was an American novelist best remembered for writing the satiric World War II classic Catch-22. ... Catch 22 can refer to: A book by Joseph Heller, or the movie based on the book; see Catch-22. ... Anabaptists (Greek ana+baptizo re-baptizers, German: Wiedertäufer) are Christians of the so-called radical wing of the Protestant Reformation. ... Corporal Whitcomb is a fictional character in Joseph Hellers book Catch-22. ...


Interestingly, this was not his original name. In the original version of the book, Chaplain Tappman was called "Robert Oliver Shipman", and this was changed by about the third edition (possibly some name conflict with a politician or personality name). However, this name remains in some editions.


Many of the C.I.D. investigators that have been dispatched to his squadron are convinced that he has been intercepting Major Major Major Major's mail and signing them Washington Irving or John Milton. The CID Investigators are characters in Joseph Hellers novel Catch-22. ... Major Major Major Major - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Washington Irving Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. ... John Milton John Milton (December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674) was an English poet, most famous for his blank verse epic Paradise Lost. ...


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Chaplain Tappman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (429 words)
Chaplain Captain Albert T. Tappman (A.T. Tappman) (usually simply referred to as "The Chaplain") is one of the main characters in Joseph Heller's 1961 novel Catch-22.
A naïve Anabaptist minister, Chaplain Tappman is tormented by his atheist assistant, Corporal Whitcomb.
Chaplain Tappman was portrayed by Anthony Perkins in the 1970 film adaptation of the novel directed by Mike Nichols.
Corporal Whitcomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (107 words)
He lives with the Group Chaplain, Chaplain Tappman, away from the other members of the squadron.
Although an atheist, he feels that he could be a better chaplain and that Tappman is constantly trying to prevent him from using his good ideas.
In particular, Whitcomb pushes and eventually gains the adoption of general forms to be sent to deceased men's families.
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