(Leaphorn and Chee series): Talking God
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[1996, interview on PBS] I am 71, have now-and-then rheumatic arthritis but now very badly, have in-remission cancer, have had a minor heart attack, have one mediocre eye, one tricky ankle and two unreliable knees due to being blown up in WWII.
He enrolled at the University of Oklahoma, but left in 1943 to join the Army. He went ashore with the 103rd Infantry Division on D-Day, and was severely wounded in Alsace. He received a Silver Star with Oak-Leaf Cluster. After the war, he returned to college to complete his degree.