Fresh from a Philippine army hospital, Captain "Strench" Moran, husky
6th Division rifle-company commander, drew 800 pesos back pay, stuffed
the notes in a shirt pocket, and trudged off to the battle line east of
Manila. There the 800 pesos proved just enough to buy his life. A
bullet grazed one arm, bored into his bankroll, nestled against the
skin of his chest.
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