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"The Tech Rep" By James Michener; Continued:

"I SUPPOSE THESE DAYS THE SMART BOYS WOULD CONSTRUCT SOME FANCY THEORY ABOUT HOLT AND SCHUMPETER TO PROVE THEIR REALTIONSHIP WAS LATENT HOMOSEXUALITY. ANYWAY, HOLT APPEALED OVER THE CAPTAIN'S HEAD AND GOT A TRANSFER TO SCHUMPETER'S OUTFIT, WHERE-AS HE PROBABLY TOLD YOU-HE WON ALL SORTS OF MEDALS.

HE TOLD ME NOTHING.

BACK THERE I SAID A TWO-MAN ARMY. IT WAS REALLY A ONE MAN ARMY, WITH SCHUMPETER DOING THE COACHING. HOLT WAS ONE OF THE REAL HEROS OF OKINAWA. THEY GAVE HIM A BATTLEFIELD COMMISSION. HE WAS SCHEDULED TO LEAD ONE OF THE UNITS ASHORE WHEN WE INVADED JAPAN. HE ASKED FOR SCHUMPETER AS HIS SAGEANT, BUT THE FAT GUY SAID THAT HIS LUCK WAS USED UP AND HE WENT HOME. HE'S DRILL SARGEANT AGAIN AT PARRIS ISLAND. WHEN THE MARINES GET A GOOD MAN THEY KEEP HIM."

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