Army & Navy - COMMAND: The Old Men

Ever since the war ended, Navy youngsters in their 50s have been sitting around waiting for their barnacled elders to retire. Last week two announced that they were actually on the verge of doing it. Swashbuckling. 62-year-old Admiral William Frederick Halsey proclaimed in Pearl Harbor: "I'm an old man; let the young fellows take over." A few days later his boss followed suit. Icy, 66-year-old Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King proclaimed: "I'll retire . . .about the first of January."

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