As I was out driving today and tuned into a radio interview with a man talking about his experience in World War II, getting seriously wounded as a young man by a German shell while pulling a buddy to safety. He went on to describe a painful and difficult three-year hospitalization, in a full body cast, his shoulder maimed and spinal cord damage so serious, there was a good possibility he would never walk again. He eventually did walk. He said it taught him a lot about patience.
The interviewer asked him if lessons learned during this time helped him in his political career. I still wasn’t sure who it was. Then, of course, it occurred to me that it was Bob Dole, who has a new book, One Soldier’s Story. Sounds like a good one.