In this exclusive first-person account, Johnnie Ashe tells of a personal sacrifice he made to allow his brother Arthur to continue his budding tennis career. When Johnnie completed his first Vietnam War tour with the Marines, it raised the possibility that Arthur, a second lieutenant with the Army, would be deployed. Johnnie volunteered to serve in his brother's place so that Arthur could stay home and keep playing tennis. And the rest, of course, is history: Arthur would go on to win the inaugural U.S. Open in 1968 and enjoy a Hall of Fame career.
Aired: 28 Aug 2013