Had you met Ted, you would have never taken him for a soldier. He really was an ordinary guy. But like so many ordinary guys, he was called to do extraordinary things, and he did. He jumped into Normandy as part of Overlord, then again in Operation Pegasus, fought at Bastogne, and was with the 101st elements who occupied the Eagle’s Nest. He was, in the truest sense, a citizen-soldier, a fine example of those who served in American wars from the Revolution through Vietnam. The citizen soldiers are gone now, but what they accomplished, ordinary guys who didn’t want to be there, remains forever.