A military commander is griping about how much worse the current crop of soldiers is compared to when he was young, what with men citing family obligations to avoid difficult assignments. But he himself is not quite immune to a bite of love, even if he doesn't have a family...
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, April 1957.
Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.
Related: Stories of Eric Frank Russell (annotated list).