Letters, Oct. 14, 1946

The One Hundred Percenters

Sirs:

For months I have been reading in TIME, LIFE and other periodicals the sad plight of the 52-20 boys, the miserable scraping that the college-goers must do to stay in college, the horrible handicaps.of the amputees. But I have searched column after column ... for just one tiny mention of the one hundred percenters. Not one damned word have I found.

Who are one hundred percenters? They weren't hit by a bullet or a shell fragment. Instead they . . . were hit by a bug who took up living quarters in their lungs, making them 100% disability cases....

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