ARMY & NAVY: Five Years After


At exactly 7:55 the tattered U.S. flag fluttered slowly to the peak. Army brass-hats intoned the proper sentiments. Then down came the colors to half-mast. Last week, five years to the minute after the catastrophe of Pearl Harbor, the Army commemorated the day, with the same flag which had survived it. The Navy, which had suffered a great deal more, ignored the anniversary of the Japanese attack. Explained a spokesman: "We want to forget—not remember." *The ultimate arbiter is one Bertha K. Eastmond, a socially unknown, and determinedly anonymous woman in her 60s, who lives in seclusion in...

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