THE ARMED FORCES: The Girard Case (Contd.)

Restricted to Camp Whittington, 60 miles from Tokyo, slim, pompadoured Army Specialist Third Class William S. Girard, 21, parried newsmen with newly polished "no comments," posed for pictures with his fiancée, Haru ("Candy") Sueyama, 27, kept in touch with his lawyers on both sides of the Pacific. As one of his ex-buddies put it, Girard was "learning to walk like a hero" in the growing light of worldwide publicity.

The light flared even brighter last week when in Washington a federal judge undertook to decide whether Girard should be tried by a U.S. or a Japanese court for the fatal...

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