“I would have followed Jake to hell.”

We’re lucky if we have known a few good Jakes from our time in service:

On surviving four combat jumps:

“I’m the biggest goof off that the army ever saw. The Lord only had two places they was putting people then: Heaven, or hell. He’s afraid to stick me in either one of them, afraid I’d goofed it up.”

— Sgt. Jake McNiece