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March 07, 2017
Just read a higher call.I salute you Charles and respect your commitment to your country.R.I.P.I have amazing respect for your generation.
November 22, 2016
I heard this story from my grandfather in 2002. He also served in the Jagdgeschwader 27. the two have known each other. Franz did not tell the incident at the time. Long after the war one could talk about it. My grandfather told me about Franz and Charlie. It was beautiful and sad at the same time. Nice that there were pilots like franz who also acted humanly. And sad that many good men have fallen into a senseless war. Since 2002 I have seen many news and features on the II WW. It shocked me. What happened there was terrible. With YouTube came the videos of the guncam or cameras on board of tanks and aircraft. I find it infinitely sad how many men had to die there. on both sides. I would like to undo everything but I can not. I was even a soldier in the German Bundeswehr but never had to go to war. Luckily. I never want to experience such a thing. But I would like to express my greatest respect and gratitude to the soldiers who liberated Germany and Europe in 1945. Thanks to the soldiers who had to die. And thank you to pilots like franz to place humanity for hostility. Words can not tell how grateful I am to the soldiers of WW II who have finished the war. I salute before them with my greatest respect. You can write to me. Am always interested in stories of soldiers from the war period. Photos, diaries or anything. Everything is treated anonymously. I do not publish anything. I just want to know a lot from the time. Rip Franz and Charlie. You showed that enemies can become friends. I live in switzerland.my address for contact: mathiaskoch7@gmx.ch
November 03, 2016
Just realized your great story, rest in peace Charles!
December 28, 2015
After seeing Mr. Brown and Mr. Stigler's story, I was filled with a deep sense of loss, for I will never have the opportunity to meet what can only be called "Men of Honor". Each man's family should be proud of the legacy they have left for the human race. I can only hope that I can live up to the standards (honor, respect, love, valor, and unselfishness) that they have set. Fly on the wings of glory in the bluest sky Mr. Brown, because you will never be forgotten. RIP
December 27, 2015
Just saw his story of courage and his brotherhood with Mr.Stigler. Two wonderful men. Their story fills my heart with love for two men that I will never get to meet, but will never forget. May you RIP Mr. Charlie, my namesake.
November 04, 2015
Dear Brown family,
My 6yr old boy and I read A Higher Call this year. We are sad we never got to meet Charlie and Franz, but their story will live forever with us. After reading what Charlie went through that first mission, reading what kind of guy Charlie was, after the book we felt as if we knew Charlie and he was part if our family. We even have his picture up with Franz.
Blessing to you Charlie and your family.
August 27, 2015
No ordinary hero; God bless you Sir!
June 01, 2015
I look up to you and your fellow pilots
May 28, 2015
What a story of foes that became brothers. I salute them both.
April 04, 2015
May you rest in peace and may God bless your family...you were a true gentlemen

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Fly Free! Photo of Franz and Charlie taken at the Stiglers home Feb/2004