Some of these guys never returned from Europe. I was told that Company L took heavy losses. That's Dad, front and center.

When Company L of the Vermont National Guard was activated, England was taking a beating from the Germans. Dad's brothers and sisters as well of my older cousins in England were in the fight and the Royal Air Force was putting up a valiant defense against the Luftwaffe. London was being bombed and my family there told me they lived in the London Underground.
My Uncle Patsy, in the Royal Marines, was one the lucky ones evacuated from Dunkirk.