Mirror to the Future

Colorado's Democrats last week put forth their idea of what the well-dressed 1944 candidate will wear. Their choice was a bemedaled uniform occupied by a wounded young Air Force Major, Carl Eugen ("Kayo") Wuertele, 30. Major Wuertele (pronounced Wurtell) was at Pearl Harbor when the Japs came over. In 205 combat missions since, he collected five wounds and seven decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross. His Flying Fortress, Hel-en-Wings (for his wife, Helen) fought over Midway and Bougainville. In the Solomons, he shot down four Jap planes, had his own left foot nearly shot off.

Earnest, boyish Wuertele convalesced in Denver's...

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