People: Oct. 13, 1967

The closer his shaves with North Vietnamese MIGs and flak, the longer grew Colonel Robin Olds's mustache —an exuberant pair of chestnut handlebars that sprouted ever more proudly through 152 missions and four confirmed Communist kills. Now Olds, 45, has been reassigned Stateside as commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy, a bastion of U.S. military tradition that forbids "wives, horses or mustaches" to cadets. Olds sought a face-saving clemency from the Commander-in-Chief, appealing that general Air Force rules permit mustaches that are "closely and neatly trimmed." But L.B.J. refused to...

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