My soul mate is a WWII vet. I don't imagine there are too many of them still around today. He lied about his age in order to enlist. He doesn't talk much about his service, and over the years I've caught bits and pieces. I know he served on a carrier, and survived a sinking ship. He's intensely interested in the History channel when they showcase WWII stories. Once in a while he'll look at me and say, "I was there."