World: Buck's Battle

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A ruddy-faced, white-thatched, driving apostle of the vigorous life sent the new U.S. Tenth Army driving deeper into Okinawa last week. Commands flowed from him in his normal conversational tones—roars, shouts and bellows. His celebrated laugh rolled out. Said one who had heard it: "It starts with a little chuckle in his throat and then he really lets go and shakes the walls."

The staff, hearing that laugh, knew that Lieut. General Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., after 37 years of soldiering, was content with his first taste of major battle. Until now,...

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