Armed Forces: Paying for Prowess


U.S. Navy Captain Archie Kuntze, 46, is a bemedaled battler and an able administrator. As U.S. supply chief in South Viet Nam last year, he handled the suffocating inundation of U.S. men and materiel with such pervasive authority that he was dubbed — and happilly proclaimed himself — "the American mayor of Saigon." Last week, like many an American mayor before him, Kuntze (pronounced Koont-zee) found himself on public trial for all the semiprivate sins that high office invites.

Soon after his arrival in the capital, Kuntze demonstrated his logistical prow ess by requisitioning Jannie Suen, a sinuous Chinese miss...

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