HEROES: Celebrity's Path

General William Dean still saw nothing heroic about being a returned prisoner of war, but by last week he was resigned to the fact that the U.S.. intended to treat him as a hero.

With easy grace he perched himself atop the back seat of an official car to accept a noisy, ticker-tape welcome from downtown Manhattan. To the crowd of half a million who cheered him, he responded with a wry grin and a wave. When the parade passed into Wall Street, he glanced abound ostentatiously. Said he, in memory of ceaseless Communist propaganda about imperialist Wall Street: "I...

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