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The Legendary Golding

December 2023
1min read

In recalling the adventures and the misadventures of an Army correspondent’s life in World War II (“At War with the Stars and Stripes ,” April, 1971) our author, Herbert Mitgang, unintentionally omitted the role played by David Golding. Mr. Mitgang now adds this postscript:
In a remarkable group of Army journalists Golding served as a legendary managing editor for our Rome edition, which was generally considered to be the finest of the Stars and Stripes publications. A former reporter for a film daily in New York, he brought a hard-hitting Manhattan newspaper wisdom to military journalism and, with his movie experience, managed to juggle various prima donnas on the staff, most of whom wanted to cover the front line instead of sitting back in the fleshpots of Rome and Naples.

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