I had mentioned about going to a funeral in San Antonio. This comes from the USAF Command Chaplain. We lose at a rate of 1,000 American WW2 vets every day. This is up from January 2000 figures of appx 5,000 a week to about 7,000 a week. Just for a years period that is about another what? 104,000 more vets passing away over the last years weekly figures. If you ever had planned on writing to any of these gents, I would suggest doing so soon. I know there are still about 8 million US vets left but, these figures on death are rapidly growing. I hope I get some acknowledgement on this because we can find some of these guys to send out thanks to. Thanks for letting me rant a bit but, I felt this was too important to not give it some notice here and I hope you good people will pass these figures along to others. Take care--yours--Carl.