HEROES: Soldier's Return

A husky C-54 transport nosed through the morning haze over Washington National Airport one day last week and coasted to a landing. Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson helped crewmen push a big aluminum ramp up to the plane while the rest of the Pentagon's top brass gathered round. A smartly uniformed honor guard snapped to salute, four 105-mm. guns boomed a 17-gun salute. General Lucius D. Clay hopped out and looked about him with the fixed smile and nervous glance of a man who was surprised by all the fuss. After four controversial years in Germany—two of them as...

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