World: The Code of Mendoza

One tough hombre is Joe Mendoza, private, first class. Once he licked a truckload of taunting soldiers one by one. On Attu last month Joe Mendoza came upon an unarmed Jap cowering behind a rock. Joe started to shoot, but his sense of fair play got the better of him. Throwing down his rifle, he whipped out a knife. Then he tossed the Jap a bayonet and beckoned him to come on. This act of gallantry frightened the Jap more than the prospect of death itself; he ran. Joe Mendoza, conscience free, shot his...

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