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an active division, “combat intelligence” in an infantry division of the army, but I was put
into OSS and did experience a bit of front-line activity.
Yeah, you discussed that to some extent in [crosstalk]. Yeah.
When I got out of the army I was invited -- I had to spend several months in
Washington to finish up writing a history of our unit in OSS. But I finally got out five
years almost to the day after I went in, May 1946, and was offered a job -- of course, they
had to -- my old job on the Washington Post, but I didn't like the way it was offered. I didn't
like the managing editor who had been the managing editor in the last couple of years that
I was there.
Who was that?
Named Jones, Alexander “Casey” Jones. And at the same time I was offered a job
at the Times, and by this time I thought -- although in some ways I hated to leave
Washington -- I thought that by this time I could accept a job at the Times without feeling
guilty about it. So I did.
Before we completely leave Washington, just as an anecdotal reference, I ran across
some information that you once were a suitor to Kay Meyer. I thought you might want to
talk about that.
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