ARMY & NAVY: Odious & Disgusting

Just a year after V-E day, the U.S. Army's reputation in Europe—once as bright and shining as a liberator's sword—had disintegrated into disrepute. Last week General Joseph McNarney, commander of all U.S. troops in the European Theater, finally cracked the whip of discipline on the Army of Occupation in Germany (see below). But the situation which called for this action had been worsening for a long time. In the Christian Century, the Rev. Renwick C. Kennedy, an ex-Army chaplain now returned to his pastorate at Camden, Ala. after 20 months in Europe, told the U.S. some sad truths about the...

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