Mr. John Leather
By Kevin G. Gilbert
Mr. Leather was turned down by the Marine Corps and Navy because he had flat feet. However, in 1943, he was drafted by the Army, and as he put it, "... they took anyone who was warm and breathing." Volunteering for paratrooper duty, he earned his wings just after the D-Day invasion took place.
He has an amazing story (like all veterans) and it is well worth the read.
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