Inside the slightly off-kilter orbit of Glenn Mize, the usual rules of engagement simply don’t apply.
You say you’re visiting the Vietnam veteran’s house, the one his grandfather built in Delray Beach in 1937? Limber up, soldier, and prepare to duck under the hammock that Mize has strung just inside his front door. Meeting him for a movie in Boca Raton? Keep an eye peeled for the guy in the kilt. Ringing in a new year together in a quiet Delray neighborhood? Pack some ear plugs. Mize has been known to party with grenade simulators.
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Staci Sturrock is an award-winning features reporter who has written a range of stories for the Post since 1999, including coverage of 9/11 and New York Fashion Week, and profiles of military veterans and Holocaust survivors.
Richard Graulich graduated from the Newhouse School photojournalism program at Syracuse University, and joined the Post as an intern in 1992. He walked Ground Zero just days after 9/11, crisscrossed Florida to cover all four hurricanes of 2004 and photographed the painstaking recount of Palm Beach County’s ballots in the historic 2000 election. His photos include the 1996 Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo of the Year and one of the 2005 Time magazine Pictures of the Year.
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MONDAY IS VETERANS DAY
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