My father, Adolph C. Orlando, survived that horrible night. He went on to fight in Europe and won the Bronze Star Medal. When he was discharged at the end of the war he finished his law school education which had been disrupted by the war. He married and had 4 children. After a successful career as a lawyer, he was appointed a Judge of the New York State Court of Claims where he served with distinction. A Christmas Eve did not pass without my father remembering those men who did not survive. I know he carried those men in his heart until day he died at the age of 93.