Thus, I began a quest to learn more of my war veteran’s story.
Rob Cosman launched the Purple Heart Project in 2015 to help wounded veterans.
It took me nearly two years to figure out that my father was never coming home again.
Jan Derksen (back boy on an Allied tank, top, and middle) from Holland was saved from starvation when “Soldier Whitehead” shared his rations with him.
“I ran back for my doll buggy and doll, and I put a loaf of bread into a bag.”
“Do your duty and don’t do anything to embarrass your mother.”
“Going to war was one of the great defining moments in my life, and in our nation’s life.”