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Letter: Ali was a hero to many for standing firm in beliefs

Ali was a hero to many for standing firm in beliefs

A recent letter discounted Muhammad Ali as a hero, stating that he could have entered the Army and served in Special Services, as Elvis did. First of all, Ali, even as a boxer, claimed to be a conscientious objector, whose request for that designation was rejected. Secondly, Elvis did not serve in Special Services. He was a driver in the Third Armored Division in Germany. Read his biography and learn the truth.

Ali is a hero to those who believe he stood firm in his convictions, knowing he was killing his boxing career.

David R. Battaglia

Tonawanda