This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...I am not the same as 1 was prior to this strenuous service. I am a young man but feel much older than I am for my years. Mr. Butler. What is ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...I am not the same as 1 was prior to this strenuous service. I am a young man but feel much older than I am for my years. Mr. Butler. What is your age? Lieut. Commander Boone. Thirty. Mr. Butler. Have you a family? Lieut. Commander Boone. A wife; no children as yet, sir. Mr. Butler. Your wife lives here in Washington? Lieut. Commander Boone. Yes, sir. 1 should like to touch on that point when i take this other matter up referring to notes. Mr. Butler. Very well. We may ask questions as you go along. Mr. Kelley. Discuss any matter that you have in mind and particularlv if von have anything to contribute asi to the nav of officers. Lieut. Commander Boone. I rather regret to touch on the personal side, as I do touching on the personal side of my experiences. I would much rather speak about the spirit of the men in the American Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, and their conduct on the battle field, because the American soldier is perfectly superb in battle. There is no soldier comparable with the American. I have seen British and French, and I have been in'the fighting with them. There is no one to compare with him. I much prefer to talk about the enlisted man, but I feel that the officers of the Navy need all financial assistance possible from Congress, because of the present living conditions. Therefore I will lay aside my own feelings in the matter and speak somewhat I am a temporary lieutenant commander, I will revert back very shortly and become a lieutenant, with the pleasing prospect of looking forward in five years to being again made a lieutenant commander. It means that I will lose $77 a month as soon as I go back. Even if the pay is increased, we will say for calculation purposes, 30 per cent I will receive more than I am now receiving, on the basis of g...Read Less
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