The ‘lucky’ one; WWII veteran still in the game after brush with death

November 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Melvin Smith doesn’t dwell much on the fact he nearly died from malaria in a tent hospital bed during World War II. He also doesn’t seem to mind the partial deafness he suffers from because of his days spent feeding heavy ammunition into screaming guns used to take down war planes. Continue Reading