A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 26, 1945

Bill Walton marched into my office in paratrooper's boots this afternoon on his first trip home after 22 months with the A.E.F.

When Walton went overseas in March 1943 he was one of the youngest-looking writers we had, with blond hair and an unlined face that made him seem much less than his 33 years. He came back ten pounds thinner and looking ten years more mature, for he has gone through some never-to-be-forgotten experiences and grown into one of our most knowledgeable correspondents.

The war caught up with Walton only six days out to...

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