ARMED FORCES: A Story of Combat

In the Army, the tough, patient professionals who train recruits are not generally given to talkativeness, and Master . Sergeant Hubert Lee, 36, was quieter than most. After six months, even his fellow instructors at Fort Sill, Okla. knew only that he came from Mississippi, was a 13-year man, had fought in Europe and Korea. He wore the Silver Star for gallantry. But when he was asked how he got it, Lee always begged off. "I'm not very good about telling combat stories," he would say.

Last week the Army put Master Sergeant Hubert Lee in front of a...

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