COMMAND: Tough Old Bird

While waging a successful war against the Communist guerrillas in Greece in 1948, General James Alward Van Fleet also found time to win the friendship of the Greek people. Last week, one year after he had taken over the Korean command from General Ridgway, it was evident that the Korean people have taken to Van Fleet's simple friendliness—and military bluntness—as eagerly as did the Greeks. On the anniversary, some 40,000 drizzle-soaked Koreans lined Seoul's shell-cratered streets, waving flags and shouting "Long live Van Fleet!" as the general passed by in an open jeep. Beaming, Van Fleet accepted a small...

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