I always loved him in his serio-comedic roles like Tootsie and Rescue Me. He was the quintessential character actor. I knew he landed on D-Day, but the rest of his bio escaped me.
Just like with Daniel Inouye, we are losing a generation of heroes who were mostly quiet about what they went through.
Sadly, we are creating another generation of young men and women who will bear terrible burdens for the rest of their lives.
Peace on earth, people. Peace on earth.