National Affairs: Deep Thoughts

Some of President Truman's thoughts ran deep last week. He sat in the glaring Arlington Memorial Amphitheater on a broiling (temperature: 94°) Washington afternoon for the funeral of his chief of naval operations, Forrest Sherman. Though other civilians sat with their heads bared, the President at first kept his hat on. So did Old Soldier George Marshall, sitting nearby—perhaps unconsciously following the custom of men in uniform. After ten minutes, the President suddenly removed his hat and so did Secretary Marshall. Later, Harry Truman confided to some of the honorary pallbearers that he would...

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