BRAZIL: White-Glove Visit

In World War II the U.S. and Brazilian navies fought together against Nazi subs and raiders. The U.S. Fourth Fleet operated out of Brazilian harbors; the Brazilian navy, strengthened by the assignment of eight U.S. destroyer-escorts, carried out valuable convoy duties in the South Atlantic.*

Last week, with U.S. warships' guns again being fired in anger in another part of the world, the two navies made a special point of reaffirming their friendship. In Washington, U.S. Admiral Forrest Sherman, Chief of Naval Operations, welcomed genial Admiral Flavio Figueiredo de Medeiros, 62, chief of staff of Brazil's navy and Sherman's guest...

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