Latin America: Latin America, Jul. 24, 1944

SOLDIER'S PENANCE

Captain Benito Castanedo was expelled from the Mexican Army last week. Facing a firing squad for a drunken, one-man revolt, he was saved at the last moment when his wife and six children appealed to President Manuel Avila Camacho. Their plea: he loved them so much that he had rebelled against a transfer which would have separated him from his family. His sentence commuted to public disgrace, he stood at the center of a circle of troops. An officer plucked off his buttons, tore off his triple bars. Then, to the roll of muffled drums, he marched around the circle....

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