Yeah I had an uncle who fought in WW2 in the Navy. He was serving in a medical capacity on a ship, after some personnel died he had to be their replacement. This meant that he never saw active combat, although I'm unsure if his ship was ever attacked. Unfortunately I was never old enough to have interest so I never talked to him about it. Unlike most veterans he would gladly speak about what happened in the service.
When he passed away they did a 21 gun salute and somewhere his dress uniform from the old days is hidden away, probably buried in a box somewhere on the property. But we can't find it, and we've got out there with metal detectors.
He bought the lie hook, line, and sinker. It's pretty depressing to think about it. When I visit his old house I see tons of memorabila from the war. When I visit I have a feeling in my heart somewhere between broken-heart, nostalgia for a history that never happened, and hopelessness that it won't ever be corrected in the future.
Truly WW2 was the nail in the coffin for the future of Western Civilization.