People: Jan. 8, 1965

"We almost fell off our stools when we saw it," said an astonished Pentagon man. Saw what? The letter to Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, 48, that read: "I have been in the Reserve and National Guard at various times for the past 34 years, and I must say that of the two, the Guard training is by far superior. I think your move incorporating the Reserve and the Guard is a just one." It was signed: "With best personal wishes, Barry Goldwater," whose major general's rank in the Air Force Reserve may eventually go...

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