This is my Dad in his uniform after his return home from WWII. He was captured by German Soldiers, escaped and then wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. Dad was part of the fierce American resistance around Bastogne, Belgium. I used 2003 USPS issue Purple Heart Stamps. Mom bought these stamps and stored them in Dad's desk after he passed away.
When I look at this photo I wonder how a 17 year old kid that is playing football in high school, faces such seemingly insurmountable odds. I know for my dad, it was Faith and Family that brought him home.