NAVY: General Smith Does a Job

There is many a creak in most U.S. defense preparations, but last week one job had been completed in a way the U.S. had every right to be proud of.

Toward the end of last summer Brigadier General Holland McTyeire ("Howlin' Mad") Smith of the Marines, an impatient man in any weather, almost came to a boil. Chunky General Smith wanted to take his First Brigade of Marines for needed training in the outposts of the Caribbean, where they might later see action. Yet somebody in Washington demurred. Reason: there was no housing for troops near Guantanamo, on the southeast coast...

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