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  • The headline siad: "Round One of Naval Fight In Coral Sea is Ours. The Foe in Flight." She raised her face and smiled; then saw a lad Bringing a message in an envelope. The color was familiar; a hope Stirred as she opened it, uncertain, glad. "Army and Navy Building, Washington: I have the duty to report your son Missing in action in the Coral Sea. Your loss is honored by our victory." She did not wee, but thanked the boy, and then Fumbled a m... more
    The headline siad: "Round One of Naval Fight In Coral Sea is Ours. The Foe in Flight." She raised her face and smiled; then saw a lad Bringing a message in an envelope. The color was familiar; a hope Stirred as she opened it, uncertain, glad. "Army and Navy Building, Washington: I have the duty to report your son Missing in action in the Coral Sea. Your loss is honored by our victory." She did not wee, but thanked the boy, and then Fumbled a moment with the news again. She did not see the line that mocked her plight And said: "Our losses relatively light." -Edwin McNeill Poteat * * *. less