Oberstleutant Stigler, I never had the honor of meeting you and recently learned of you and your story however I felt compeled to send my condolences to your family. I am a veteran of the United States Submarine Navy (Not During WWII) and am very proud of my service. I also honor and respect all veterans, regardless, for their service to their countries in times of need and for the sacrifices they make for their countries. There are very few men of your caliber. It must have been an honor to serve with you in defense of your country, and I would have been proud to serve with you. Your courage and dedication to duty are second to none.