was a good man, in my opinion the best. he was my hero since before i really knew what a hero was. he taught me how to fish and how to shoot a gun. he would take me on long motorcycle rides through the pennsylvanian countryside and for flights in his plane. he went deer and bear hunting every year until he was 80 years old. he was a staff sargent in the army and he received a bronze star for running into a firefight to carry wounded soldiers to safety. his laugh was contagious and his smile imposable to look away from. men like him are not made anymore, he was a legend, a hero and my grandpa.