As a former president of the Merrill's Marauders Association, I wish to thank TIME for its excellent tribute to our late commander, General Frank Merrill [Dec. 26]. General Vlerrill's name will be proclaimed in military history not only for his military accomplishments but also for the affection borne him by his "boys." No army commander was ever better loved by his troops.
I resent your closing statement about the 'inglorious" end of the Marauders. As one of the medical officers, I can vouch for the undying bravery of every Marauder in...