Russ Havourd ©Stars and Stripes
Clark Air Base, Philippines, March, 1968: Golfer Billy Casper presents an autographed photo and a golf ball to Dennis Armstrong while touring the Clark Air Base hospital. Casper, who was in the Philippines to film a television series, was taken aback when one soldier, whose leg had been amputated the day before, accepted a souvenir ball and promised to "make damn sure I play with this some day." Said Casper, "That's the kind of young man that symbolizes our country. He refuses to let his handicap get him down. And you know, I'll damn well bet that he will play with that golf ball some day." Casper, who also visited U.S. bases in Thailand, Okinawa and Japan, gave a golf clinic and played an exhibition round at Clark.