It struck me as odd, during the planning stage for Operation Neptune, that the higher echelon of Naval Command was comprised of officers whose names were monosyllables. King, (Cominch); Cook (COS to Cominch); Stark (Comnavu); Kirk (ComTask Force 122), who was the American Assault Commander of Force "O" and Force "U" in Operation Neptune); Wilkes (Comlancrabeu, and later Commander Naval Ports and Bases, France); Korns (COS to Comlancrabeu, and later Comlancrabeu).
Then there was my driver, whose name was Kare.
It will be noted that all the above-listed names, in addition to the unusual circumstance of being monosyllabic, also contain the letter "K."
So also does the word work.
It did not occur to me at the time of the frantic, sleepless planning days, preceding the assault, but in retrospect I am reminded that King had five stars; Stark had four stars; Kirk had three stars; Wilkes had two stars; Korns had one star.
Kare was a boatswain's mate second class and had no stars.
Also, he had no knowledge of the meaning of the key word, work.