THE NATION: Crown & Constitution

"About 11 o'clock," said ex-Paratrooper Jack Greagor in Los Angeles, "a guy pulls in for gas. I filled him up and he leaned out and said, 'Did you hear about the King dying?' I knew right then who he meant. Jeez, I was surprised. And kind of stunned. I remember when he inspected us in England. You can't help feeling sorry for the man. The Princess inspected us too, when she was in uniform herself. She just walked down the line in those god-awful brown stockings, just as big as life, and now she's Queen. It sure is...

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