Thank you!!! Here's a little personal info in return. Edward lost his father at a very early age, 6 years old. Edward had an older brother, James. They were very close. James died at 14 of complications due to rheumatic fever, Edward was about 10. This was about 4 years after losing his father. His mother tried to give him extra attention during this time and because of this, she became extremely close to him. Edward was dating a woman named, Betty, before he joined the service in 1941 and would most likely have married after his discharge. When Edward was killed, Betty was pregnant with his child. Upon learning of his death, she lost the child. To quote from my family history, "he lost his father when he was 6 years old, his big brother when he was 10, fathers a child...who he may not even have known about, serves heroically in the was which goes unnoticed, his child is miscarried, he is killed in battle in Germany, his body remains buried in Holland and his family members cannot mention his name." It further mentions that the family should recognize his sacrifice for his country and his rightful place in our family. Note: His grandfather, George Gruss was born in Germany.