As a tail gunner stationed on bombers during World War II, Mort Schecter frequently found himself a sitting duck.
There are a few Jewish themes to the stories that the Jewish War Veterans of Post 603 tell. They tell of feeling ignored by a society that still thinks Jews don’t serve. Stories about anti-Semitism in the military ranks many decades ago are also common -- and always seem to involve a superior officer from Georgia.
Each year, from Oct. 11 through Nov. 11, retired Cpl. Paul Cohen is all about poppies.