To The Brown Family,
I had the honor of meeting Charlie at Franz's home and then again at his 379th Reunion.
Charlie was a very proud Veteran of WWII and I think it's men like him who are thought of when people
speak of the greatest generation.
Charlie made me promise him to take care of Franz as he was thought of as his younger brother, he also
wanted to make sure that he was contacted if anything ever happened to him and that he would help in any way he could. I had to make that hard phone call to Charlie on March 22nd. 2008. Charlie upset as he was, his biggest concern was for the Stigler Family. He had a big heart and was very generous to people that were close to him.
Out of all the men who flew in WWII it was more than a miracle Charlie and Franz met, both living very long lives and meeting again many years later.
I am lucky to have met Charlie and only wish that it was years earlier
With deepest sympathy, Jim Berladyn