Sport: Off on the Right Foot

Before he went to war, pint-sized Miller Anderson was the best twist diver in the U.S. Over Italy, 13 months ago, Captain Anderson bailed out of his P-47, smashed his left leg against the tail of the plane. He fell behind the Nazi lines, and the Germans, too busy retreating to tend to him, let his bad leg get worse. When U.S. Army doctors reached him, they screwed a three-inch silver plate in just above the knee, and patched him up so that he didn't limp. But when he got back to college last...

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