Hi, While I was born and raised in Texas, I now live in NorCal. I am the daughter of a World War II Veteran, having passed in 1976 He spent all his life pretty much after the war in a nursing home or rehab center due to complications from alcoholism, liver disease, Parkinson's and tuberculosis. He made his home in Weatherford with my mom before I was born, later having moved to Fort Worth and Tarrant County. He was a Pvt, I believe in the 4th Infantry if I remember correctly from his paperwork which I no longer have. I went to see him a few time while growing up. He was always so kind but it was hard as he was always shaking, slobbering, and crying which was hard for a 6-12 year old child I miss him dearly though, he always wrote to me, and before he went to the nursing home tried to see me a time or two at my home. Anyway, that's me' - I believe his parents may have been Jewish (as was my Maternal Grandad's family (Lucas/Lux) but may have later switched to Quaker once back from war. not certain. Nice to meet you all and look forward to some interesting discussions. Cheers!!!