U.S. At War: Sunday, Monday, Always

For 18 months John Van Ness, 19, has fought with the Marines. When they landed on Guadalcanal, he was one of the tiny group that survived the Japs' withering cross fire on the beaches, battled for 118 days without replacement. All this his slender, greying father, Lloyd, has had in mind as he works in Curtiss-Wright's plane-propeller plant in Caldwell, N.J. Last week, Lloyd Van Ness passed his 1,000th consecutive day on the job. He has not taken a Saturday, Sunday or holiday off for nearly three years. Said Iron Man Van Ness: "It's easy."

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