I just learned that two Fathers of high school classmates of mine were awarded Bronze Stars in World War 2.
I read it in their obituaries.
Because I grew up in a small town, I knew both men, but, because these men were so modest, I never heard they had been awarded Bronze Stars. They served in WW2, did something very heroic…the war ended…they returned to my hometown, married and raised a family.
I wish I had known this when I was growing up.