Julius August Christian Kollmeyer (“Jack”) served in the United States Army during both WWI and WWII. He may not have been “on the beach”, but he was part of the Allied Forces serving in France on June 6, 1944. He lost many people he had come to consider brothers. Grampa Jack died in 1995. He, and all of the brave American men and women who served our nation in the fight against Adolf Hitler and his tyrants will always be heroes to me.