Army & Navy - The Major and God

Flying over southeast Asia, Major Walter V. Radovich began to think about his 18-months-old son — and also about God. The Major was a crack fighter pilot. He had shot down four Jap planes, had flown through a defile not much wider than his plane's wings to blow up an enemy munition train, had won the Distinguished Flying Cross. But there was something on the Major's conscience which would give him no rest.

In Manhattan last week U.S. Attorney John F. X. McGohey told the rest of the story: Radovich finally went to his commanding officer and confessed that...

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