"During the Second World War, I met on the train a lieutenant who had just returned from fighting in Italy. He had been in the North African campaign. He had fought in Sicily. He wore the Purple Heart ribbon with his campaign ribbons. I asked him what he thought of America. It was a hard question to ask of a man who had been gone so long, who had been fighting for his country...who had been wounded in action...It was almost an impertinence. He said that after what he had seen in North Africa and in Italy, he appreciated America more than ever."
McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc., 1951