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Abdul-Jabbar: "Brothers in Arms"
Greetings Bennie and the Military Forum:
Each day when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took the subway to Memorial Catholic High School, a NYC Transit policeman would escort him to school. Kids used to tease him because of his height. The man whom Abdul-Jabbar calls his mentor is Leonard Smitty Smith, veteran of the legendary 761st Tank Battalion.
Next month, Jabbar's book, "Brothers in Arms" about the history of the 761st will be on the bookshelves.
To read more about the book click on the Book Forum's url below.
Blessings to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for remembering one of our heroes from W.W.II.
K Wyer Lane