A lot of folks say that had I not missed those almost four seasons
to World War II — during what was probably my physical prime — I
might have had 370 or even 400 wins. But I have no regrets. None
at all. I did what any American could and should do: serve his
country in its time of need. The world’s time of need.
I knew then, and I know today, that winning World War II was the
most important thing to happen to this country in the last 100
years. I’m just glad I was a part of it.