National Defense: New G-4

"Watch Somervell" has been sound ad vice in the Army since 1918; it was being said all over again last week. Lanky, Arkansas-born Brigadier General Brehon Burke Somervell, grey and 49, had been made head of the supply section (G4) of the U.S. Army's General Staff.

Assigned to staff duty in World War I, young Engineer Somervell took a Cadillac on leave, went up to the front instead. There he won the Distinguished Service Cross* for gallantry in action. After the war he lived with routine for five years, then took up the kind of...

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