I wrote this post in 2007 in honor of my grandfather, a decorated WWII vet who has since died.
"The old clock is running down. It may be quite a while before it completely stops; however, I thought it was a good time to tell you about being the 'Big Hero' of World War Two."
That is how my grandfather's letter begins. It was written a couple of years ago, and came accompanied by a fat photocopied packet containing the history of his USAAF squadron.
My thanks, respect, and remembrance to him and all our servicepeople.