Now Pitching for Proceedings—Bullet Bob Feller!
With this issue we launch a new monthly feature that we hope will entertain, inform, and inspire. We also hope it will prove an antidote to some left-over poison from the Vietnam era. During that war and in its aftermath, those who served in Vietnam were portrayed all too often as mentally unbalanced, drug-crazed, unemployable, at worst ticking time bombs.
Charles Whitman, a former Marine who became known as the Texas Tower Sniper, was the poster boy for Viet madness. In August 1966 he stabbed his mother and wife to death, then shot and killed 14 people and wounded 31 others from the observation deck of the 32-story administration building at the University of Texas.