My grandfather, a Sergeant, was killed April 13, 1945 in Germany. Their platoon was ambushed by the Germans while on a scouting mission. He and his Captain took cover in a ditch and returned fire while most of the other troops were able to escape. One other soldier was killed and some were taken prisoner. My Grandfather and his Captain stood up and sprayed machine gun fire to cover the platoon, knowing they had no chance of escape. They were found the next day dead, embracing eachother.<br />
My brother dated a girl in High School in 1987 in New York who was from the Philippines.