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He Made It

June 2024
1min read

If I am not mistaken, the Marine in David Douglas Duncan’s photograph in your November 2000 “Frontispiece” is a fellow named Bill Sievers. Bill did indeed live to fight another day and raise a family. I worked with him at a private school in North Carolina. Bill didn’t like to speak of Korea, but I do remember asking him at breakfast one morning why a Southern boy such as he didn’t eat grits. He told me that in the military he ate grits three meals a day for months on end, and he vowed that if he ever got home, he wasn’t eating grits again.

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