Louisa May Alcott writing at desk.In 1860, Alcott began writing for the Atlantic Monthly. When the American Civil War broke out, she served as a nurse in the Union Hospital at Georgetown, D.C. Her letters home brought her first critical recognition for her observations and humor. They were originally written for the Boston anti-slavery paper The Commonwealth.
(Lee Marvin said,) "at Iwo , I served under the bravest man I ever knew... what he did for his Navy Cross made mine look cheap. He stood on Red beach and directed his troops to move forward off the beach.. Bullets flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere and he stood there as the main target of gunfire so that he could get his men to safety. more than once because his men's safety was more important than his own life." The Sergeant's name: Bob Keeshan - Captain Kangaroo.