Wounds That Will Not Heal

Even before he went to Viet Nam, Robert Muller, 35, knew he stood a good chance of becoming a casualty. At the Marine platoon leaders' class in Quantico, Va., he learned that during World War II, 85% of all company-grade officers in the Corps were killed or wounded. Crippling injury, not death, was what most worried Bobby and his buddies. "I remember saying that if I lost a leg, I would rather be killed. As to the possibility of being paralyzed, well, that was not even open for discussion." Confined to a wheelchair for...

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