AIR: Heavenly Quencher

Riding in his command car Louisiana-bound with his division (45th) for war games, Major Sandy Goodman acquired a consuming thirst from Texas' boiling sun and dusty highways. He didn't mind saying so into his radio transmitter. Major General George V. Strong, 8th Corps commander, inspecting the march from an airplane, overheard, ordered his pilot to land. They picked up a carton of iced bottled drinks at a roadside stand, flew back to the line of march and dropped the carton by parachute close to the parched Major's car.

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