Another of Mom's brothers joined the Air Force, and although he was sidelined after a motorcycle accident on home turf and never made it overseas during the war, he later rejoined the Air Force and made it his career.
On a more general note, I am very glad to see an increasing number of military and war history programs and memoirs on the TV and on the internet, making previously unknown details and stories available. I am particularly taken by Canada's Memory Project site, with audio recordings sharing stories of WWII and the Korean War. There also seems to be a growing awareness in our community about the true nature of the sacrifices and contributions made by our soldiers, with displays and talks at our Provincial Museum this weekend as well as many Remembrance Day services at the various cenotaphs.
I have almost finished reading a wonderful published war memoir entitled The Unwanted - Great War Letters from the Field by John McKendrick Hughes, and edited by his grandson John R Hughes. It offers first hand accounts of a Canadian Agricultural Officer stationed in France and Belgium in WWII. A copy was graciously sent to me by a cousin, who is distantly related to my Compton line through her father , and related to the author through her mother's family. This personal connection made me interested in reading it, then the content which recounted personal behind-the-scenes war experiences in context of the Canadian and Allied war effort made it an enjoyable and educational read. I recommend it!