"wild" bill guarnere parachuted into normandy, then into holland, fought his way through market garden and lost a leg at the Battle of the Bulge. wherever he happens to be, he holds people spellbound with war stories. "nobody cared about the war when i got home," he said, "for forty years i told people a shark ate my leg in atlantic city. nobody talked about the war."
i declare it to be international "hug someone you're happy is alive" day