- SOLDIER: SGT. Channing Brown
- DOCTOR: Dr. Cassie Aklin
- For a man of his age, Channing Brown displays a startling assuredness about the world around him. This can, no doubt, be attributed to his experiences in Europe. He's the ideal soldier: knowledgeable, confident and fit. However, his resilience belies a fatalism. I feel that he is protecting the rest of us from some dark knowledge but when pressed on the details of his mission in Genoa, Brown remains tight-lipped.
- He is quite reticent about his home life. He assures me as to how much he loves his mother, though his insistence might be masking an insecurity in his relationship with her. Perhaps he feels that she has relied on him too heavily since the death of his brother. It's hard to tell with Channing.
- Because of his obstinacy, Sgt. Brown does not avail himself to a traditional psychological assessment; I can only learn about his state of mind through the ways in which he regards his fellow soldiers. For example, when asked about the impending experiment, Channing is protective of everyone but himself. He argues that if anyone must sacrifice his body or his life, it might as well be him. Again, I must surmise that this attitude is born out of the sergeant's time in battle, during which he defended the lives of his entire squadron above his own wellbeing.
- If I were to determine whether or not Channing Brown is ready to face this potentially deadly experiment, I would have to conclude that, on some level, he hasn't fully acknowledged his own participation in it. Either that, or he left all of his caution and fear on the front lines in Italy.