ARMY & NAVY: The Return of Private Small


Into New York Harbor last week steamed four Army transports carrying nearly 15,000 soldiers of the 86th Infantry, the first complete division to be shipped out of Europe for redeployment to the Pacific. For these men the war was far from over. But immediately ahead was home and a furlough.

Among 4,070 soldiers on the U.S.S. General Brooke was Pfc. Philip W. Small, 21, of Burnham, Me. It was early afternoon and hot before Pfc. Small finally staggered down the gangplank, bent under his barracks bag, sweating in his heavy O.D.s...

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