Mine is my great grandfather. Mined coal in England until he was 13. Came to America just before war broke out in Europe. Went to Los Angeles back when it was all orchards. When Britain entered the war he went down to sign up in the US Army. They wouldnt take him because he was 15. He went up to Canada and joined their army. While he was waiting to go to Europe on a troop ship a munitions ship in Halifax blew up and sank his ship. he made it out alive and got sent to Europe and survived the war from Belgium to France. When the war was over he figured he still had some fight left in him so he joined a paramilitary group the Brits had set up to send to Ireland to put down the rebellion there called the Black and Tans. They got sent to Ireland to be thugs and rough up or kill anyone that got out of line. Different times. After a few years of that he came back to the US and lived his life as a L.A County sheriff . He had a great gun and knife collection from stuff he had "confiscated" over the years. I remember shooting a schnelfeuer Mauser with him in the hills around L.A..