11 November 2010

On Veterans Day, Rational Pastime Remembers Ted Williams

Ted Williams, we all know, was one of the best ballplayers of all time and a veteran of both WWII and Korea. He was also an all-around badass. In honor of him, and all veterans on this day, I share my favorite Splended Splinter war story:
He dropped down to regain visual contact, but went too low. North Korean soldiers in the encampment blasted him with small arms fire. He completed his run over the target and tried to pull up. Every warning light in the cockpit was lit and the plane was vibrating. The stick started to shake and he knew he’d sprung a leak in the hydraulic system.

Read "Captain Theodore Williams Crash Lands"

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