Originally to be titled Death of a Dogface. Here, a somewhat gruff army man tells of a friend and mentor in the army.
- I looked up at him a couple of times, I figured I seen about the ugliest-looking guy I ever seen in my life. Even in uniform Burke was no beaut, but that first time I seen him he had on a fancy store bath robe, and in the old Army only Burke could get away with that.
- A story that offers this unassailable recipe for permanent wedded bliss: Don't never marry no dame until you find one who will cry over a guy like Burke.
- (April 15 1944) Soft Boiled Sergeant. Saturday Evening Post CCXVI: 18, 32, 82-85.