Here is one whose name and face are not unknown to me. Slightly older than "The Greatest Generation" (he would be 105 in a week), he was sent to Europe anyway. This was his ID card, issued, interestingly, exactly four years before my birthday.
Purple mountain majesty as a view from his final resting place only 20 years after the ID picture. That was a long time gone, now. But I remember to say thanks today.