ARMY & NAVY: Off San Clemente

ARMY & NAVY

The waters of the Pacific rolled blue and calm one day last week as a gunner aboard the U. S. S. Wyoming, engaged in war games off San Clemente Island, took his ramrod to seat a shell in the breech of a 5-in. gun which was participating in a barrage to cover a landing party of Marines. The gunner's thrust was his last. As he shoved home the shell, up with a roar went the breech in a great red flare of flame and blood against the blue. "I saw one...

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