Army & Navy - NAVY: How to Swim in Burning Oil

> Swimming Coach Frederick Richard ("Freddie") Lanoue of Georgia Tech got to thinking about the men who must jump from torpedoed ships into burning oil. He remembered an experience he once had when diving into a tank of water through a ring of burning gasoline. The gas had escaped from the hoop that contained it, and he had to come up for air through flames. Shooting up as high as he could, he grabbed a breath and sank back feet first, unscorched. Reasoned Coach Lanoue: Why not suggest the method to the Navy?

Last week the coach put on his act...

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