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THE ARMY ARRIVED BY LAND
Alfred Wright
December 05, 1955
That was the Philadelphia Story last Saturday as Quarterback Don Holleder led Army to victory over Navy without benefit of passes and brought about a classic dressing-room jubilation
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December 05, 1955

The Army Arrived By Land

That was the Philadelphia Story last Saturday as Quarterback Don Holleder led Army to victory over Navy without benefit of passes and brought about a classic dressing-room jubilation

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Afterward, under the stands in the dark, damp concrete caverns of the dressing rooms, two contrasting dramas were in progress. On the Army side songs and yelps and handshakes and backslapping and wide grins through swollen lips. On the Navy side gloom and silence so deep you could almost hear a tear drop. Out on the field a swaying blend of Army gray and Navy blue as the noncombatants and their families and their girls intermingled as at some elephantine garden party. And then outside the stadium, only a few dozen yards away, the long black row of railroad locomotives neatly aligned at the heads of 37 special trains from New York and Baltimore and Washington and Wilmington and Newark, ready to carry away for another year the witnesses to football's finest spectacle.

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