Army & Navy - The Colliding Colonels

For months the case had rocked Santa Ana, Calif., and the $50,000,000 Army air base there. It had split the town's top social stratum wide open, divided officers on the station into cliques, shaken the loyalties of thousands of cadets in training. Now the feud between Colonel William Abbott Robertson, frosty commanding officer of the base, and Colonel Joseph James Canella, brawny, fun-loving base quartermaster, hit its climax. Colonel Canella was indicted for conspiring to defraud the U.S. Government.

The Quartermaster. Colonel Canella had an unblemished record of 25 years in the Army, 28 letters of commendation from various superiors....

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