GREECE: A First-Class War

"Herete, her etc [farewell]," waved black-clothed peasants when Lieut. General James Alward Van Fleet last week made his goodbye tour of army commands in loannina, Koizani and Salonika. Greeks consider upright, sturdy Van Fleet, who for 2% years has been the head of the Joint U.S. Military Advisory and Planning Group in Greece, the symbol of America and eleftheria (freedom). He had helped the Greeks to win what he once called "a "first-class war against international Communism."

Greeks wanted "Van Flit," as they call him, to remember their gratitude. During the days before his departure, gifts poured into his...

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