Army Staff Sgt. Paul Mampreian, Medic, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington, pauses for a photo before the funeral of his uncle , Staff Sgt. Al Mampre, on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Mampreian shared that his uncle was a humble, down to earth man who inspired him to become an Army medic. Mampre served with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during some of the fiercest battles of World War II. Mampre, a resident of Skokie, died May 31, 2019 at the age of 97. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division; Brig. Gen. Kris A. Belanger, Commanding General, 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command and representatives from various police departments took part in the funeral. Belanger became friends with Mampre after meeting him at a Memorial Day ceremony in 2018. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. David Lietz)