Not Ready To Die
By Nila Gott
Published: August 12, 2010.
Born in a boxcar along Southern Pacific railroad tracks, he survived the harsh New Mexico badlands during the 1930s. He jumped into battles in World War II with the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team, surviving fierce fighting in France, Italy, Germany, and the Battle of the Bulge. He parachuted in the famed DRAGOON Drop in France.
As a civilian, he faced many personal conflicts.