My Great Uncle meant so much to you but to me he was the last surviving member of the greatest generation in or family. I did not realize what the medal meant until later years, I just knew when he wore it he got a lot of attention. He was always late for every Christmas but the whole family was always so glad when he pulled up with my Aunt Alice. We all knew we would be in for a night of story's of the old days when he was growing up or of course the old war story's. Latter in life I realized what a special honor I had of having him as an Uncle and being graced with his presence in my sons life. He would go out to the ranch and sit mesmerized listening to his story's. He did teach my son how to shoot on one of his childhood guns and then in turn gave it to him, my son cherishes it! The memorial was very difficult for my family but the honor that I felt as we buried my Uncle was immense! I will never forget all the wonderful memories he shared with our family and I thank all of you for your wonderful messages and support!