“In preparing for the annual inspection in Vietnam and in all my future service, I would think of Wellington’s jam jars whenever the purpose of the mission seemed to get lost in bureaucracy.”
– Colin Powell
April 5, 1937 – present
1995, page 127, ISBN 0-345-40728-8
side note: you can find the story here… http://www.wellsoc.org/Anecdotes.htm
As well, from what I can find as well as others, it seems the story is false but the point remains.
Some places I looked…