Censorship: A Colonel Second

The item moving over the A.P. ticker alarmed the U.S. embassy staff in Bonn. Michael McGhee, 19-year-old son of the U.S. Ambassador to West Germany, George McGhee, had been arrested in California for driving under the influence of LSD. The embassy's public affairs counselor, Albert Hemsing, phoned Colonel George E. Moranda, 49, U.S. Army information chief in Europe, and asked him to keep the story out of the Army daily, Stars and Stripes—at least until the case came to court.

A newsman first and a colonel second, Moranda objected. He called his superior officer, Major General Francis Pachler, U.S. Army...

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