by Aug 4, 2016Politics

404Dole recounts his first war injury.


“I took a grenade in hand, pulled the pin, and tossed it in the direction of the farmhouse. It wasn’t a very good pitch (remember, I was used to catching passes, not throwing them). In the darkness, the grenade must have struck a tree and bounced off. It exploded nearby, sending a sliver of metal into my leg — the sort of injury the Army patched up with Mercurochrome and a Purple Heart.”  – – Bob Dole writing in his  1988 autobiography, <I>Unlimited Partners</I>.