Americana: Trapped Air Force

Senator William Proxmire's "Golden Fleece of the Month" awards often go to the armed forces for such maneuvers as landscaping a Marine general's home, junketing Navy officers to a private reunion in Las Vegas, or providing free firewood for some Air Force officers. Proxmire had a perfect opportunity to award one of them to the Air Force last week, when he discovered it had allocated $18,799 in Government money for filling the sand traps in the golf course at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The Pentagon's retort: "We report shamefacedly that...

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