Army & Navy: Soldiers' Rewards

Army men learned without surprise last week that Lieut. General Lesley McNair —who served his country for 40 years, fought in two wars, trained an army of some 7,000,000 men and died on a French battlefield at the age of 61—had left an estate of $2,720.

The only U.S. generals who have died wealthy have found wealth on the outside—like George Washington, who was rich in land, goods and slaves, or General John McClellan, who was president of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Co., or General Nelson A. Miles, who married money. Most of the makers of U.S. military history have died...

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