My uncle Dale Brown was a carpenter in the very small Iowa town of Kingston.
He went into the Army in 1943. When he came back after Germany surrendered, according to my mother (his sister) and my aunt, Dale was never the same person.
He chain-smoked which contributed to his death by heart attack at age 58. He mentioned something about a German concentration camp but gave no details. Dale left all his Army uniforms at his sister’s home after he got back and never reclaimed them. My aunt gave the uniforms to my sister and Dale’s story was forgotten.