Army & Navy - MERGER: Religious Matter

Army & Navy brass hats have made some extreme and extremely peculiar statements during the merger fight. It remained for Admiral William Halsey to reach the outermost extremities in his Navyman's argument against unification of command.

Said "Bull" Halsey, for 45 years a member of the Annapolis high priesthood: "One might just as well ask a committee composed of a Protestant, a Catholic and a Jew to save our national souls by recommending a national church and creed."

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