Music: R-a-g M-o-p

Skinny, bushy-haired James Anderson of Port Arthur, Texas was one of the thousands of U.S. soldiers who spent more time during the war pushing a mop than firing a rifle. He never won any medals, but last week it began to look as though his old G.I. mop had brought him a share of both fame & fortune.

"Deacon" Anderson, 26, had worked out a kind of K.P. chantey as he swung his mop. As he explains now: "It's hard to think up words with any sense when you're tired, and I got to...