On April 22, 1945, two weeks before the end of World War II, Pfc. Tom T. Wilmeth was killed in the line of duty. He left behind a wife, Martha, and three young children – Karolyn, Tom and Donna. For the next fifty-six years, Karolyn struggled to fill the hole left by the loss of her father. Finally, at the age of sixty-two, she began the journey to rediscover her father, and to rediscover herself. This is a story of what it truly means to make the ultimate sacrifice in service of one's country. It is a story of the incredible and too often forgotten strength of those who were left behind. It is a story of the hole that grief can make and of how to find yourself again. But most of all, it is a story of love: the love story of two remarkable people, Tom and Martha; a story of love for this great country; and the story of the love of a daughter for her extraordinary father.