- Returns from the World War 2, June 1946
- Served under General Patton in his 3rd Army. He served in the 4th Armored Division. Earned the rank of first sergeant
- He meets young Liesel at the orphanage near Regensburg, Germany after the war and before getting shipped back home.
- Why does he adopt her? Partly out of guilt – because during the offensive into Germany he accidentally kills a young woman and mother while attempting to kills a German sniper.