That is to say when Mrs Twist asked re cherry cake I figured Ang was "having a little joke" with us re "I thought we'd have a bite to eat" from the General, and I totally break up when I see that bit reversed in both videos below.
So here are the juxtapositioned movies for you - please ENJOY.
Ennis is in a DE-briefing about how a fellow "sheepboy" happened to be killed because he too contravened Political Correctness [ie puts his dick in the "wrong" hole]. Similarly the whole thing is hushed up.
Both men end up sadder but wiser with the job of "caretaker for the memory", and their future is totally uncertain.
Also both these events happened at essentially the same time in American history, ie one is "war" and one is "peace" but in both cases J Doe is the same person with the same prejudices.
And I don't think this irony escaped Annie/Ang as we see Jack is overjoyed he escaped the Blue Bus for Vietnam [and a 50/50 chance of death/injury] only to be killed at HOME.
And hope you liked the irony of "fishing accident on R&R" - I am sure Alma would have.