I served in all the
campaigns of the 508th.
I failed my
physical when he first tried to join the army. My problem was discovered
in high school, when at the beginning of my senior year athletes were
required to pass a physical to play football.
physician had discovered that I had an hernia and I would not be allowed
As soon as I
finished high school I joined the army, but once again I failed the
physical. I figured out that the doctors detected the hernia by placing
two fingers under my scrotum and asking me to cough. The cough caused
certain muscles to tense up and reveal the hernia.
coughing until I was able to make the sound of a cough without using the
hernia revealing muscles. I tried joining the army again and this time the
hernia was not discovered.
After the war I
carried enough points for my discharge from the army.
I forgot to do my
fake cough, and the army doctor told me that he would have to postpone my
discharge until my hernia was corrected.