December 1997

A Combat Marine Passes the Word

Volume 80, Issue 12

A veteran of the killing cold of Korea and the scalding heat of Vietnam explains the art of machine gunning to fledgling Marine officers.

One John Henry is known as a "steel-drivin' man." He's a folklore legend.

Another John Henry is known as a steel-jacketed, .30-caliber projectile-driving military man. Sometimes he's known as "John the Baptist."

He is real, and the military part of his life began in 1943.

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