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August 27, 2001
A Welcome HeroNever in my 35 years of reading SI have I been as touched as I was by William Nack's article on Bob Kalsu (A Name on the Wall, July 23). This should be required reading for today's overpaid, spoiled and self-centered athletes. The key words can be found on page 68, where Kalsu is quoted as saying, "I'm committed." He was obviously committed to his teammates, his fellow soldiers, his family and his country. If anybody's seeking the true definition of the word hero, look no further than James Robert Kalsu. BILL JOHNSON, Beaverton, Ore.
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First Lady of the WNBA
Thanks for the article on Jackie Stiles (Jackie O, July 23). She makes it very easy to stress to our children the value of hard work and education. I am grateful that the WNBA season takes place during the summer; otherwise I would not be able to let our kids stay up and watch Stiles's games.
LISA BERAN, Claflin, Kans.

Childhood Idol
When I was an 11-year-old boy growing up in Oklahoma, my heroes were Bob Kalsu and his 1967 Sooners teammates. William Nack's fine story brought back many memories of that wonderful season and of the awful moment when I heard about Kalsu's death in Vietnam.
RICHARD LUTTRELL, Richardson, Texas

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