Army & Navy: Mother's Boy

"Did you ever hear of a werewolf? Did you ever hear of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? I'm like him—two personalities."

That was the only way that Private Edward Leonski, 24-year-old New York grocery-boy-draftee with the U.S. Signal Corps in Australia, knew how to defend himself. It was not enough to convince a medical board of two Army physicians and an Australian alienist. They declared that Leonski was sane and always had been. Last week an Army tribunal, sitting in Melbourne, sentenced him to be hanged.

The Army verdict was that Leonski was...

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