Thank you for your insight into why my dad, his WWII army buddies, many friends I’m met along the way, and my husband (who ultimately lost his life to Agent Orange) could turn into “different” (more engaged and lively) people when in the company of those they lived with while serving our country. It also explains why it was so hard for all of them to talk about their experiences. It all makes perfect sense now. You are the only person who’s been able to explain this phenomenon to me. And you did it beautifully. Thank you for your heart and your words. My heart understands your loss and goes out to you. Thank you for your service — in more ways than one.