The Navy's Captain John G. Crommelin was apparently unaware that the game was over; he was still shouting his defiance at the empty stands. Replying to the public reprimand administered to him by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Forrest Sherman, Airman Crommelin was as truculent as ever. He wanted the reprimand expunged from his record, or a court-martial where he would have a chance to explain why he had released confidential Navy correspondence to the press, thereby setting off last month's revolt of the admirals.

In a 1,550-word letter to Sherman, he renewed his charges against the "Army General Staff," which...

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