Ryan Garrity, winner of two Silver Stars, lost an eye and his dream of an Army career on a battlefield in Korea while leading a selected band of cowards in an experimental unit into combat. The soldier who saved his life also carried three other seriously wounded comrades to safety, but strangely his nomination for a Medal of Honor was squelched. In delving into the reason why, Ryan discovers there is such a thing as artificial courage.
He was halfway through the final chapter of 'A Nurse Was Called' when Mrs.
Garmeis came through the door as she did every morning at exactly 10 o'clock; this time carrying a white box from Karp's Bakery, bound with blue and white string in her left hand. He tried not to be annoyed.
From the moment he awoke this morning, he had felt inexplicably antsy as though somethin...