From the Mailbag

1/23/09
To the American Veterans Center

Many thanks for sending me a copy of American Valor Quarterly. I was especially interested in the item on Page 16, lower left hand corner, re the vets meeting with Lou Brissie.

During WWII I was “Robbie”, a surgical technician in the Army Medical Corps. One day, at the hospital I was assigned, we admitted another seriously wounded GI; to this baseball nut, he was very different – he was a Major Leaguer!

I do not know whether Lou realized it, but consensus among the surgeon (Major Surcasie?) and the nurses did not seem to show much hope he would not be mustered out an amputee rather than a baseball pitcher.

I was transferred shortly after that, and lost track of his case. However, back in civilian life, I read in “the sporting news” that, far from being an amputee, he was pitching the opening game of the season against the Red Sox. It’s good to read he’s doing well.

I thank you again for the magazine.

Gratefully yours,
(Mrs.) Theresa Gallagher

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