ARMED FORCES: From Here to Eternity

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches. —Sun Tzu, 500 B.C.

Around the 4th Infantry Division noncommissioned officers' club at Fort Lewis, Wash. last winter, the word was out: "See Coogan if you want to go overseas," maybe to a cushy assignment in Paris. Sergeant First Class William Coogan, at 38 a sharp-looking, 14-year regular with a good record, had the expert and ready assistance of Specialist Fifth Class George B. Huller, at 23 a six-year man with an equally fine record, on duty as a personnel clerk at division...

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