[military historians have just told Patrick about his father's wartime bravery and leadership
It hit me strongly that my father, who up till then had not been much of father figure to his children, was taking on the responsibility of being a father figure to hundreds of men. I came to regard him, as the years went by, as complex. I wonder if perhaps during this period of life he was really quite simple. The picture I am beginning to get is of someone very focused, and not chaotic as sometimes ...