FOREIGN SERVICE: Patriots' Bones

On the bones of the English, wrote Imperialist Rudyard Kipling, the English flag is stayed. The bones of Americans, too, lie whitening around the North Pole, in Luzon, Haiti, Cuba, Nicaragua, at Peking, Château-Thierry, on the weedy bottoms of four oceans and "the seven seas." Most of these are military bones. But men die in the Foreign Service too. Last week Consul Giles Russell Taggart, technically on leave, died at his post in Belize, British Honduras, from injuries sustained in last fortnight's hurricane (TIME. Sept. 21). Grieved, Secretary of State Henry Lewis...

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