Angelo Maggio is a fun character who becomes friends with Prewitt. Maggio is also a luckless character who loves liquor and most of the time he is drunk. He seems not to take his role as a private in the military as seriously as he ought to, maybe he joined the army not knowing what to expect. He is a character who stands for what he believes in because he lands into trouble at the bar with Sergeant Judson while fighting on behalf of her sister for her honor. Maggio is also irresponsible because he goes away from duty without taking an absence leave. Maggio is also ill-fated because he suffers under the hands of Sergeant Judson who vows to discipline when he is put in stockade for absconding duty. Eventually Maggio dies tragically after he is hit with a switchblade by Judson and dies in the arms of his friend Prewitt.