ARMY & NAVY: Two Steaks for the General

The schools closed at noon. Most of the stores locked their doors. At 1 p.m. three big transport planes plumped down at the airport and a thin, tired-looking man stepped out on Georgia soil. Long before, Atlanta's excited citizens were packed along the downtown streets.

A four-star veteran of the European campaign was coming home. General Courtney Hicks Hodges had flown the Atlantic, stopped briefly in Manhattan, then had flown to his native South.

His Georgia neighbors were primed to give him the reception he deserved. His First Army had made history. His...

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