Thursday, August 03, 2006

War Games

When were kids during World War II we greatly admired the men (mostly men) under arms. We played war games: "Salvo" was one. We drew pictures of strafing runs, bombers --- Corvairs, B-24 Liberators.
My cousin David --- still a hero of mine --- was rejected for the draft because of bed eyes. So he joined the Merchant Marine as an "oiler." As it turned out, that was statistically the most dangerous duty.

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