in the Medical Corps, I became close friends with a young ward
attendant also serving at the Hospital. His name was Arvil Maxwell (Maxie).
War was raging in the European Theater and it looked as though we
would be getting into it. The Army posted notices on bulletin boards
asking for volunteers for the parachute troops; Maxie ripped a copy
of the notice from the board and came to me determined to get me to
join the Troopers with him; needless to say he succeeded. Going to
the Commander I requested a transfer to the Parachute troops; my
request was denied; the Parachute troops would not take married men.