World: The Mayor

For two years, Captain Archie Kuntze of the U.S. Navy was one of the best-known Americans in Viet Nam. As logistics boss during the frenzied buildup of U.S. forces, he controlled the operation of hospitals and ports throughout the land, operated the PXs, handled the feeding and housing of incoming troops—and spent more than $100 million in U.S. Government funds. But he was no ordinary military bureaucrat. A hearty and high-living bachelor, Kuntze (Annapolis '42) was a wheeler-dealer with a hand in so many U.S. activities that he proudly called himself "the American mayor of Saigon."

He lived—with his lovely young Chinese...

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