HEROES: Again, Bonuseers

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A grizzled old admiral of the U. S. Navy last week became a spearhead in the movement for immediate cashing of the Soldier Bonus at a cost to the Treasury of some two billion dollars. He was Robert Edward Coontz, D. S. M., class of 1885 at the Naval Academy, onetime Chief of Naval Operations, onetime commander-in-chief of the U. S. fleet, 32° Mason, Caraboo, Missouri Democrat. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, earliest agitators for the cash Bonus, elected Admiral Coontz their commander-in-chief at...

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