MORALE: Memories of Brooklyn

For men in the Mediterranean theater, where fighting has been bitter and reflection sharp, the War Department lately conducted an essay contest on "Why I Fight." Last week twelve Army judges, after pondering 300 entries, picked the winners. All three were from New York City—two from Brooklyn alone. First prize went to Corp. Jack J. Zurofsky, 28, of Brooklyn, now recovering from combat wounds. Excerpt:

"I fight because of my memories—the laughter and play of my childhood, the ball games I was in, the better ones I watched, my mother telling me...

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