Paul Heller, known as a rebellious teen, ran away from his Allentown home three times. But his third attempt, at age 15, was for good. Heller fulfilled his dream–somehow fooling recruitment officers–and joined the Marines. It was 1942.
The story continues here:
Coming Home to Gettysburg:The Stories of Pennsylvania’s World War I and II Veterans Laid to Rest in Soldiers’ National Cemetery
Published in Celebrate Gettysburg magazine, Nov/Dec 2013.