National Affairs: Safety First

Not everyone in Korea dreams longingly of the day a troopship will carry him home. At least one G.I., 30-year-old Sergeant Ralph Ripley of Portland, Ore., refuses to be rotated. Ripley explained that, as a regimental postmaster, he can spend all of his free time working on his $35,000 stamp collection without interference. "You're safe from women overseas. I had a lot of buddies who went back and they got hooked."

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