When my father talks about when he was a young boy, those experiences often surprise me.
One of his stories, more often told, was of his uncle Herb Rott. Uncle Herb was his dad’s younger brother who fought and was wounded, in World War II. Some of the details of that were not known until after Uncle Herb’s death, when his wife, Helen, invited my dad and his younger brother Jerry to come to visit and receive the medals, and other things left by her husband.
It was only then, that the missing pieces of the puzzle were discovered, and fit together, giving new revelation, and garnering renewed respect and admiration for this favorite uncle.