The Press: Stolen Base

When the first war wounded from Korea arrived in San Francisco last week aboard a hospital plane, a small army of reporters and photographers turned out to meet them. In search of a "local angle" they surrounded Oakland's Corporal Albert Vieira, 25, the only Bay area soldier.

Seated in a wheelchair, with his right ankle in a cast, Vieira told his story: he was a weapons instructor in the U.S. military mission in Korea, had stayed on to fight the Communists. How had he been wounded? Explained the corporal quietly: "An artillery shell came over and the concussion knocked me to the...

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