WEST GERMANY: The Good Soldier Frenchy

Eight weeks ago, during U.S. Army maneuvers on the Rhine, Private Raymond L. Cote, 21, of Saco, Me., was ordered, in the classic instruction for sentries, to guard two small open boats. Four days later, when the maneuvers ended, the rest of the troops marched back to barracks. But not Private "Frenchy" Cote. In the 60,000-man V Corps, Frenchy had been forgotten.

He ate C rations, smoked up his cigarettes and bedded down at night in the bottom of one of his boats. He considered his General Orders, especially No. 5: "To quit...

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