Army & Navy - Little Man in a Big Room

Newsmen, reporting the front in Normandy, wrote about themselves, the fighting generals and their soldiers. But the generals had some time, and recurring need, to think of supply officers back in Washington—the men who polish chairs to win a war. This week a desk man with high priority in their thoughts was an officer upon whose planning their whole battle depends: a pale little staff officer in Washington who speaks with a soft voice and is a demon for getting things done. His name: Major General LeRoy Lutes.

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