World Battlefronts: MEN AT WAR: Forever Herwig

From Okinawa last week came word that Lieut. Robert J. Herwig. a 6-ft. 3-in. platoon leader of the 6th Marine Division, had distinguished himself again—this time by plunging into a burning plane and dragging three men to safety. On Guam last year the onetime All-America football player (University of California) had won the Navy Cross for "extraordinary heroism" by leading his men in repelling three heavy Jap counterattacks, and by refusing evacuation though he was twice wounded. His own men know Bob Herwig only as an exceptional officer. They have all but forgotten what U.S. civilians would probably regard...

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