ARMY & NAVY: The Big Stir-Up


Vice Admiral John Sidney McCain, boss of Task Force 38, fought his valedictory last week somewhere off the coast of Japan. For cocky, 60-year-old "Jock" McCain a quieter job was waiting in Washington: helping General Omar Bradley run the Veterans Bureau.

McCain would follow his opposite number, 58-year-old Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher, into drydock. Last week "Pete" Mitscher, who commanded Task Force 58, brooded at a Washington desk. The middle of next month he takes over as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air.

There was one consolation for monastic-looking Pete Mitscher, one of the most spectacular figures in the...

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