The grand marshal in this year’s parade helped fight the threat of world tyranny 75-years ago in the European Theater and lived to tell about it. But Elias Katsos doesn’t really like dwelling on the Second World War.

His remarkable life, however, captured the imagination of his grand-daughter Lexi. So much so, that Lexi wrote a book about her grandfather hero.

Here’s ACMi’s Jeff Barnd with the story.