Durango posted a really touching story about a WWII veteran by the name of Darrell "Shifty" Powers. Being who I am, I couldn't read it without crying. I read it again to my son and wasn't able to make it through the second time. I have a real fondness for those men and women that served in WWII and I've always clamored to view everything I can on the topic. I was fortunate to take a class with Dr. Ambrose down in New Orleans, he helped create the TV series, Band of Brothers.
I remember viewing Saving Private Ryan the very first time, and I literally gasped for air, as I watched the carnage on the beaches of Normandy. I knew it had been horrifying, but the realization never fully set in until after seeing that movie.