His Dad was a Marine in WWII, and fought on Iwo Jima. Ted's interest in all things involving WWII came from the many stories his Dad shared with him regarding his experiences.
In his hometown, they recently dedicated this statue to all the men and women wounded in all our wars. Ted's Dad received a purple heart for being injured in the war. Near the statue are bricks that could be purchased and engraved. There is one with Ted's Dad's name.
Happy Memorial Day!