Befriending a Nazi

My grandfather’s legacy is kindness

My grandpa (left) with a fellow U.S. soldier, holding a captured Nazi flag

My grandfather, Tommy Rochelle, served in WWII. Like most able-bodied young men of his generation, he went overseas to fight Hitler’s fascist threat to the world.

In the 1930s and 40s, Grandpa Tommy worked in the radio business as a DJ, so his army commanders put him in the communications department. He wasn’t quite an action hero, but he was…