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Memorial Day, Father's Day and Getting Dad to Talk World War II

Ben Mankiewicz | Posted 07.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Mankiewicz

This time of year, as Memorial Day runs into Father's Day, I always try to coax my dad into talking about World War II. It's not as if he won't answer my questions, but he's never started a dinner table conversation with "Did I ever tell you about the time I killed two Nazis with my canteen?"