Army & Navy - HEROES: The Indestructibies

"Oh, yes, we know the five Crommelin brothers," said an official at the naval hospital in Bethesda, Md. "One or the other of them always seems to be getting shot up." Charles, the third of the Navy's team of officer-brothers, was at the hospital this week. He had come out of his last fight hit in more than 200 places.

On the chests of the Crommelin brothers are decorations, citations and campaign ribbons from every naval theater of this war. On some of the Crommelin hides, enough medical work has been performed to fill...

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