I am a distant relative to Vladimir Romero. My grandfather, Dmitri Romero, is Vladimir's nephew. I think he may be Vladimir's oldest living blood-relative. He lives in north Florida. My great grandmother was Vita and she was Vladimir's sister. Vita died before I was born, but my mother (Sonia Romero Jersey) was very close to her. The purple heart that Vladimir's mother received after his death at Pearl Harbor is still safeguarded in the family.