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Recalling a dilemma

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Regarding your article on Yuma, Arizona (April 2010, pg12) I once had business in South Korea where I met a number of general officers. In a later visit to the Army’s Yuma Proving Ground, we had to await our flight to Yuma in front of a little shed at the edge of the airport in Tucson, and there, waiting with us was one of those Korean generals. His aide was behind him holding a single golf club. The airplane was small and could take the passengers or the luggage, but not both. The general was seriously upset because his dress uniform was in the luggage and he was scheduled to meet his counterpart at the Proving Ground shortly after arriving. Don’t know how the dilemma was resolved, but it was fun to experience how small the world can be.

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