Yeah, one of my grandfathers was at Normandy and the other on Guadalcanal. The one on Guadalcanal was a staff sergeant with an army artillery battery of 105 mm howitzers attached to the 1st Marine Division. He never talked about it much as he often had to take count of the enemy's casualties and saw some pretty bad stuff. One evening, because the snipers were so bad, he crawled out of his tent to use the bathroom and a mortar shell hit the tent while he was out. I have his overnight kit that was scorched as a result. He ultimately came down with a severe case of malaria. One of my wife's grandfathers was in the Navy prior to WWII. When the Japs bombed Pearl Harbor, they also attacked the island he was on. He and 250 men surrendered without a fight as they had no weapons. He spent the entirety of the war as a POW. He typed out a 4-page description of his time a few years later. Said that his group was not treated badly. Only a few died but many went crazy. He said he had a very difficult time becoming acclimated to society again because he had learned to live like an animal. Many of his fellow captives committed suicide upon their return to the states.