From General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, The Autobiography, It Doesn't Take A Hero. By General Norman Schwarzkopf with Peter Petre. Italics mine.
Text from my brother:
Ken: "Lisa, did you know that Norman Schwarkopf died in 2012? It is something I always wanted to mention, but never think of it when I see you."
Me: "Yes, Matthew was told when he died. General Schwarzkopf wrote to Matt when he was deployed the first time. I guess the Army took notice."
Ken: "I re-read the book and then looked him up on Wikipedia. I'm glad he lived long after his retirement. (Ken wasn't born until four years after the time written about in the book.) They should make a movie."
Me: "Yes they should, but who would play Daddy?" They need to do it soon before Uncle Barney dies. Did you know that I have a picture with Daddy and Norman Schwarzkopf?"
Ken: "Tell you the truth, (a phrase we heard often from our father) Hollywood would probably screw it up."
Me: "That's why they need to get crackin' on it before Uncle Barney dies. We need him to keep the story straight."
Ken: "How old do you figger Uncle Barney is? I figure he'd be in his 90's by now."
Me: "If Daddy was still alive he'd be 86. I think that Uncle Barney was a few years older than he was. Nineties is a good guess. That's why they need to get moving on it. He's not going to live forever and all the people who were witnesses are dying off. You know, we are really privileged to be able to have a conversation like this. Who would have thought that someone famous would write about Daddy?"
Ken: "I agree."
My father was a humble man. Very much an Alabama good-'ol'-boy in the best sense of that phrase (think an intelligent Forrest Gump). He wouldn't have thought that part of his life would have been remembered in a book, much less talked about by his children 56 years later. He died more than 30 years ago and we all still greatly miss him.