Thank you so much. I sent an e-mail to you but I wanted to post on the forum as well. I am the youngest of the family and the only one remaining. Vern was 6 years older than I and our other siblings were older than Vern. Brother Martin visited the grave site and I have some pictures along with Vern's Purple Heart. I have been in contact with the Army trying to get more information but the shortage of staff in the States has cut this and I haven't heard in nearly a year. I'll keep trying. My grand-niece in Sioux City has been the family historian and she is the one who sent your message to me. Again thanks. That was so considerate of you to make this contact and to respect his gravesite. God bless you.