ARMED FORCES: An Old Soldier Fires Away

On the parade grounds at Washington's Fort McNair last week, with ruffles & flourishes, a 17-gun salute and a review of the troops, the U.S. Army marked the retirement of General James Alward Van Fleet, But Old Soldier Van Fleet 61, on the inactive list after 38 years of service including 22 months as Eighth Army commander in Korea, was not yet ready to fade away. The morning after the ceremonies, he went back to the Capitol Hill firing line and expanded on his earlier testimony (TIME, March 16 et seg.) about the...

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