West Virginia: Homecoming

James Edward Johnson, 23, a Marine veteran of Viet Nam, went home to West Virginia 17 months ago with a Purple Heart and a dream: he wanted to become a state trooper. But Johnson had two problems. One was his right ankle, shattered by a Viet Cong machine-gun slug in April 1966, when he was a sergeant with the 4th Marine Division. With regular exercise, he was able to get into good enough shape to pass the physical. His other problem was less easily solved. Johnson is a Negro, and there were no...

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