03/12/15 - 3:18pm
NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Given the choice between turning soldiers into skiers or skiers into soldiers during World War II, the U.S. government decided the latter was easier. And anyone who watched 91-year-old veteran Richard Calvert easily outpace a bunch of young servicemen in New Hampshire last weekend likely would agree.
“I was intimidated a little bit. I knew I wasn’t going to keep up with him,” said Spc. Sebastian Gaitan, a 21-year-old snowboarder. “He was haulin’ ... .”