Here’s pictures of Charles in the military during World War 2. Charles was father to Peg, Criss, and Chuck and grandfather to James. He died several years before James was born. He was very proud of his military days, displaying his honorable discharge on his desk until the day he died, yet he was very bitter about the war because he lost his younger brother Raymond (one of James namesakes) during the conflict.
Raymond was a paratrooper and was wounded in action. The plane returning the wounded home was shot down and there were no survivors. The military could not guarantee that the body buried was that of Raymond, but Great Grandma Millie Kleiber said it did not matter, she was sure where ever Raymonds body was it was getting a proper burial and love, just like she was doing for whoever’s son she was burying.
Edited: December 31st, 2007