Fritz Krenkler, RDVMF Trustee
Krenkler isn't sure if his father fought against the Rainbow, but believes he did.
He recalled his own service during World War II.
"The feather in our cap is the liberation of the concentration camp Dachau," Krenkler said of his platoon, for which he served as an interpreter.
His father's brother, a German army captain, personally surrendered to him.
Fritz Krenkler, an American, was born in southern Germany. He moved to America at the age of 15 and was a few months shy of 20 when he was drafted into the American Army.
His father served as a private in the German Army in the Champagne region in 1918.