When 2ndLt Wally McKay returned home from OCS and strolled down to the grade school to meet his 6-year-old brother Larry, he was struck by the almost idolatrous admiration of Larry’s schoolmates.
He learned that the previous week, when the first graders were asked to pray for peace, Larry had refused.
“That’s all taken care of already. My brother’s in the Marines”, he
informed teacher and mates.
From the 26 Feb 1944 issue of the Marine Corps Chevron