Guatemala: Caught in the Crossfire

The black Ford carrying the four American military men swung away from the headquarters of the U.S. military mission in Guatemala City, and headed down Avenida de las Americas. Ten blocks from the mission, a dark green sedan carrying three men pulled alongside, and one of them suddenly opened up with a machine gun. "I instinctively hit the dirt," recalled Sgt. Major John R. Forster, who was wounded in the hand. Chief Petty Officer Harry Green caught a bullet in the spine. Sitting in the front seat, Colonel John D. Webber, 47,...

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