Hattie I was happy to hear from you. As you said, they didn't talk much about the war, and my dad never wanted to go to the beach - too many bad memories. Unfortunately, my dad died in 1988. I think he would have been happy to talk to you about your dad. When I asked him about the Silver Star, he said me and Charlie Murphy were just doing our job. Though, I know he was proud of the medal. I think that attitude (I was just doing my job)is prevalent among veterans.
I would love to have copies of the articles. If you send me an email off list to email@example.com, I'd be happy to send you my address.