ARMY & NAVY: Perfect, Typical

The U.S. Army and Navy made paragons of a soldier and a sailor. Soldier Earl L. Short (see cut) was chosen from 7,000 others as the "Perfect Selectee" at Virginia's Fort Belvoir; Sailor Henry Harlan Blake (see cut, p. 41) was pronounced "Typical" by the Pacific Fleet. Soldier Short is 23, stands 6 ft. i in., weighs 185 lb.; Sailor Blake is 24, stands 5 ft. 11 in., weighs about 180 lb. Short is from Georgia, Blake from West Virginia. Neither is married. Short is taller and heavier than the average draftee (who...

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