People: May 7, 1965

He always looked and sounded like the ruggedest of his rugged breed. Yet three months after cigar-chomping General Curtis E. LeMay, 58, retired as Air Force Chief of Staff, the Pentagon revealed that he had suffered a slight attack of Bell's palsy back in 1942, was also troubled by a pesky prostate, impaired hearing and poor eyesight. As a result, medics pronounced LeMay "60% disabled," which means he gets 60% of his $16,500 annual retirement pay tax free (but he will still be allowed to pilot his private plane). In 35 years of service,...

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