This Day In History: 1952-01-13
Leif Hegg, a wounded veteran of the Korean War was added to the staff of the Ramsey Journal as an apprentice printer. He was one of the first veterans to be hired under the provision of Public Law 894 giving Korean War veterans the same rights as those give not veterans of the Second World War under the G. I. Bill. He had had both of his hands and feet frozen during the retreat from the reservoir near the Chinese border. He was quickly evacuated to Japan for medical treatment and credited penicillin for his nearly complete recovery. A native of Norway, he was only in the first few weeks of a Linotype course in New York City when he was recommended for the Journal job.