William Jay Adler

was born in Brooklyn

on May 14, 1929.


His parents died

when he was a child,

and he was raised

by relatives.


He attended

Brooklyn College

for three years

and was drafted

into the Army,


then trained

as a flamethrower

for the Korean War.


After finding out

that flamethrowers

led infantry into battle,

he applied for

Armed Forces Radio.


NB: Based on Bill Adler’s New York Times obituary

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