He was born to adventure, following in the footsteps of a Russian grandfather on his father’s side and an Irish grandfather on his mother’s side. Being the first and only grandson for the first ten years of his life, he learned about adventure, war, and life, sitting at the feet of these two great men. He was a force from the beginning, and he knew exactly where he wanted to go, despite the desires and wishes of his family. This story is about many of his remarkable achievements, his love of his country, and his persistent sense of duty even until his last days.