Proceedings Magazine - April 2007 Vol. 133/4/1,250

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Back in 1966, our battalion commander was a chunky, bespectacled fireplug of a Marine named Walter Moore. His nickname was MuMu. No one knew where the moniker came from. Years later I found out....



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    Back in 1966, our battalion commander was a chunky, bespectacled fireplug of a Marine named Walter Moore. His nickname was MuMu. No one knew where the moniker came from. Years later I found out. It's hilarious, but unprintable.


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