This story is dedicated to those touched by war.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
I would like to thank RepublicTrooper.com for hosting this little project of mine. I would sincerely like to thank my readers as well, this is for you.
In parting, I would like to acknowledge the following:
My great-grandfather Elmer Kern, who went over the top in 1918.
My great-uncle Russel Berdell, who went to rescue a world with Patton’s armored division in 1944.
My grandfather Alfred Beck, who saw fit to serve beneath the waves in 1945.
My uncle George Beck, who served the Air Force in the waning days of Vietnam.
My buddies Chris and Ryan, for coming home from the Middle East.
Anyone, anywhere serving in our armed forces and for anyone who keeps the flame lit.