I extend my condolences to Frank's family. Had I known of his passing, I would have respectfully attended his funeral. I was privileged to meet Frank when he was living in the Cottages of Pleasant Hill, where my mother also lived. One year, I arranged a special veterans celebration to honor him and asked him to share with my children and other homeschool students his reflections of his time as a POW. It was a night I will never forget. His direct words, intonations, and heartfelt message painted a vivid picture for all who were fortunate to attend. He stated that when he first came back from the war, he went to visit his nephews school. After that, he never publicly spoke of the war again until sharing it this 50 plus years later. He mentioned that he was in the process of actually setting a camera on a tripod and making documentaries of his wartime experience.
I believe he was 85 at the time. Fortunately, he allowed me to videotape him the night we honored him. I am pleased that Frank considered me one of his friends. He endeared my heart. Thank you Frank Victory Exline. May God Bless.