Army & Navy - COMMAND: War Horses to the Front

Though the Pacific combat area was relatively quiet last week, two new commanders worked feverishly on the countless details of organization which must precede any action. Both were old war horses, prepared to disprove the notion that only youth is fit for modern battle.

Dispatches from the South Pacific revealed that 60-year-old Major General Olayton Barney Vogel of the Marines is commanding an amphibious force under Admiral William Frederick Halsey, also 60. Burly General Vogel carries the most notable bay window in the Marine Corps, yet he has been known to wear the breath out of younger, slim-waisted officers. A strict...

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