|Parents and proud soldier|
Sheldon Charles Cohen, z"l, (may his memory be for a blessing) began his service in WWII at 17. He lied about his age to enter the Army Corps of Engineers, and spent the war driving trucks all over Europe. It was his grand youthful adventure. He never saw action or fire, and returned home safely to marry my mother and run the family seltzer business (hence all that truck driving).
If I had a US flag, Dad, I'd be flying it in your honor and memory. You served your country proudly.
And my sister reminds me, "He also peeled a lot of potatoes!"