Opinion: Misfit in Mufti

For Major General Edwin A. Walker. facing enemy fire was obviously less unnerving than confronting a public audience. During his 30 years in the U.S. Army, Walker had often proved himself a cool and courageous combat soldier. But last week, making his first public speech since his Nov. 4 resignation from the Army, he seemed a misfit in mufti. Before a crowd of 5,600 gathered to celebrate "Texans Welcome General Walker Day" in Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Walker was visibly nervous, with shaking hands and a real facility for misreading passages from his 90-minute speech.

Considerable Glory. But Walker, by resigning...

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