Nation: A Comer Arrives

All his life, Thomas H. Moorer has been a comer. He was valedictorian of his high school class at 15, then had to wait two years before he could pick up his appointment and sail through Annapolis in the class of '33. At Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked, he survived to pilot Navy reconnaissance planes again and pick up a fistful of medals, from the Purple Heart to the Distinguished Flying Cross. Since then, he has had some of the toughest jobs in the Navy, including commander of the Seventh Fleet and, most recently, the tricky triple-hatted post of unified...

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