ARMED FORCES: The Happy Private

Private Gordon Gray had been in the Army only a week when he had a gripe. Bedbugs, he complained to the supply sergeant at Fort Bragg, were making his life miserable. The sergeant met the problem with soldierly calm, promptly issued Private Gray a special weapon: one Flit gun, loaded. That was Gordon Gray's first lesson in military supply. He went on learning, first as a wartime infantry captain, then as Assistant Secretary, and later as Under Secretary of the Army in charge of procurement of everything from Flit guns to tanks....

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