To kick off Memorial Day I stumbled across this little fact while reading one of the PT boat books I had ordered. The book is called Lt. Ted Meredith, USNR, PT Boat Officer - Stories from 50 years ago.
That summer 850 of the 1,000 men in the Harvard class of 1942, the "last normal class", went into the armed services. - pg 16
Why they are called the Greatest Generation. I think they earned it.