Before the US Air Force, there was the US Army Air Corps. It was a different time back then, when Stewart served our country during World War II. There were mandatory drafts; there was a different ranking system. He was a radio-gunner in a B-25 that couldn’t breach 12,000 feet for lack of oxygen. There are a lot of differences between then and now, but what’s most striking are the similarities. And those similarities become all the more apparent when two veterans sit in the same room and talk. Stories are swapped. Perspectives are offered. We’ll tell you what—when history springs from the textbook, when it’s living and breathing and speaking—you’ve got to listen. So that’s what we did.