Nineteen degrees from LT Edwin Austin Abbey 2nd (Abbey-919), but if you want to "adopt" a hero, he would be an excellent choice. Before the U. S. entered WW I, he felt so strongly that taking action was important, he volunteered with Canadian forces. After LT Abbey's death, his parents published a collection of his letters home.
Here in the U. S., we are recognizing Veterans' Day; I think I will look at a few of those letters today!!