MEN AT WAR: An Ox for a Hero

Dean Hess, a studious lad from Marietta, Ohio, decided that he would rather fight than preach. He was a 23-year-old ordained minister in the Church of the Disciples of Christ when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor; the next day, Hess enlisted as an air cadet. After winning his wings, he taught flying for two years, then went off to the ETO as a fighter pilot, piled up 62 missions and won the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

The North Korean invasion last summer found Major Hess in Japan as an information...

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