<p>"People look for the 'honor and glory' of this war, forgetting that it was — like all wars — a horrible, awful, terrible thing."</p>
Researching a Relative's Military Service
If you want to connect with someone about World War II, don't delay. A GI who was 19 years old in 1945 is pushing 85 today. "My advice for anyone interested in this subject is to get a tape recorder out and get going now," says author Jonathan Gawne. "The veterans are dying and the days of being able to track down somebody's Army buddy are almost at a close." The following government and nonprofit websites can help in your search.