People, Mar. 8, 1943

Down the gangplank of a hospital ship at a West Coast port came hard little Marine Corporal Barney Ross, back from Guadalcanal with a few shrapnel wounds, back to Kaye, the showgirl he married shortly before he went off to war. Off the gangplank, he got down on his hands & knees, kissed the ground. "This I vowed to do if ever I saw American soil again," he explained gravely; "sometimes out there we're not so sure. . . ." Clutching a native-made cane decorated with "real Jap teeth," he told about his...

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