My great Uncle Ed was shot down in WWII and was a POW. A few weeks ago me and my son participated in Wreaths Across America at the cemetery where he is buried. He was honored in the ceremony by his story being told. I had never heard his story until that day.
While I did have conversations before he passed about his time as a fighter pilot, he really only told me about his training, and not about the war. I knew he was a POW but never asked him about it. He passed in 2000.
While many from the Greatest Generation share their stories, most did not. When I would ask my grandfather or papa about their time in the war, I was told they just did what was needed to be done and didn't get much more information then that. Now that they are gone, I wished I would have asked more, as stories like this need to be told.
Enjoy the story, and yes there are trains involved, but only a small part. If Rich or Arnold want to remove this thread I understand.