Born on October 3, 1934 on the ouskirts of Cologne Germany, he lived and expirenced the horrors of World-War-Two and the aftermath. Immigrating with his parents and a younger brother to the USA in Noverber 1956, he left behind all his friends and everything that was families to him. Unable to speak the language, he struggled to find his place in the new world. Drafted into the Army 13 months later, he experienced military life and made new friends. He looks back with pride and fondness on his service to his new homeland. During his deployment to Germany, he met the love of his life and got married. He writes about their 59 years of love filled marriage and the pleasure of enjoying their 3 children and 3 grandchildren.