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“Only in losing himself does he find himself.”
Six Crises

As a naval officer, Richard Nixon was not involved in any combat operations during the Second World War, but he did serve in the South Pacific in the Air Transport Command. Known as “Nick,” Nixon wore a trademark pith helmet and gained recognition as a resourceful scrounger who served scarce hamburgers and Australian beer at “Nick’s Snack Shack” to exhausted flight crews. One of his proudest wartime achievements occurred in a stud poker game, when he drew a royal flush in diamonds with an ace in the hole. “The odds against this are about 650,000 to 1,” he wrote in his memoirs, RN, “and I was naturally excited.”


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