Johnny Sheppard, the subject of this video, was my boyhood best friend and cousin. During the the Korean War, while we were safely ensconced in the University of Florida, one of our high school football team mates that was in the national guard was seriously wounded in Korea. Johnny and I, drove from Gainesville to the Jacksonville Naval Air Station Hospital to visit him. When we returned we signed up for the Air Force. Johnny was rejected for "flat feet" and immediately volunteered to donate his first pint of blood. Later, after he received his law degree and passed the bar, he was drafted for two years into the Army infantry, yet. (go figger)
Johnny has told me on several occasions, how sorry he was he couldn't do more for his country. He didn't see combat. I believe he did all his country asked of him and more. And some of the pints of blood he gave may have been one of those that saved my life. God Bless his heart.