Profile of Gen. Paul Vallely in Parcbench:
"Paul`s commitment comes with a sense of urgency that is obscured by his welcoming, musical drawl, a made-for-radio voice reminiscent of John Wayne and the spaghetti westerns on which boys in Dubois, Pennsylvania, where he was born, were raised. He tells me that two years ago he was "98% dead" after suffering an aortic ambulism. "I had half an hour to live. That changed me..."