Vol. 2 No. 23 … A Cruiser’s Log From Midway to the Philippines ……. Cover : A Visit From Ike ….. Wearing boots completely identified as his own by three letters, “IKE,” the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces makes a surprise visit to some hard-working GIs on the Western Front. The soldier on right, ( Sergeant Eugene C. Shaffer ), still holds on to his cigarette (something not to be thrown away these days) as he comes to attention. Ike doesn’t seem to mind.