HEROES: A Medium Boy

If the little coal and pottery town of Crooksville (pop. 2,956), Ohio had ever set out to pick a potential hero from among its young men, it would never have chosen Ronald Rosser. Not that Ronald wasn't well liked—he was one of the quietest and best-behaved boys in town. But he just wasn't a fire-eater. He was a medium-sized (5 ft. 8 in.), medium-heavy (160 Ibs.) lad with medium brown hair, who seemed perfectly contented to lean against store fronts and watch the world—or what there was of it in Crooksville—go by.

He left high school in his junior year...

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