I just returned from my uncle's funeral. I always knew vaugely that he had been a WWII vet but just learned that he had been a member of the 11th Airborne. Also, I learned today that he had been awarded the Bronze Star for action in France. Apparently his unit had been assigned a mission and was successful. But in the process, Uncle Chuck was the only survivor of his entire unit. As is typical of many decorated servicemen, Uncle Chuck never spoke of this event. I always knew him as a quiet and humble man.