MEN AT WAR: Squiggle of Honor

"I told them it was some sort of a mistake," said the bewildered hero, but his protest did no good. An antiaircraft private, even one about to be decorated, is not encouraged to argue with his division commander. So one day last week Private Walter N. Johnson was whisked from his battle post on Korea's western front and flown to Seoul. Bands were playing bravely as the 21-year-old Nebraskan was lined up with seven high-ranking U.N. officers at Eighth Army headquarters. Then His Serene Highness, Siamese Prince Pridi-debyabongs Davakul, pinned to the private's chest the Silver Medal of the Crown...

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