For those who survived it, the Second World War changed many lives - some for better, some for worse. Gale Volchok was rescued from a dreary job in New York retail and delivered to the proving grounds of two different infantry training camps in New Jersey. It was under her watchful eye that thousands of American soldiers learned to throw their enemies into the dirt and generally defend them selves. In her not too distant past, Miss Volchok had been the prized student of Judo expert Lou Leonard.
Click here to read about the old man who taught judo to the Marines.