THE NATION: August Mood

There was no parade when the 20th Infantry Battalion of the Marine Corps reserve left Oklahoma City last week. "They're more interested in being with their families the last few hours," explained an officer. Veterans of Oklahoma's veteran 45th National Guard Division, called up last week, were as grave. Said 1st Lieut. Pendelton Woods: "Looks like we might all get in it anyway and I'd rather go with people I know. I wish we'd never got involved in this, but it's too late now and we've got to get the job done."

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