where do we begin? johann is the heavy lifter of the kompanie. if a wagon needs a push out of the mud, call johann, if you need to haul a nebelwerfer, call johann, if you need someone to find 30 liters of bier, call johann. he hails from munich and worked in the wheatfields before the war. he's a reliable soldier and yearns to return home to munich to open his own bierhall, and to "drink away memories of the war" as he tells us. He has 16 children and is awaiting the arrival of number 17.