This is a photo of my Pappou, Vasilios Voutsakis, and I on the first time I had ever been taken fishing. As many may know, teaching a young child how to fish requires a great deal of patience, ingenuity, and love – all values my Pappou has mastered throughout his life. At my current age of 22, my Pappou was drafted to serve for the US Army in The Korean War, leaving my Yiayia Eleni, whom he had just engaged, behind waiting patiently for his return. After nearly a year into his tour of duty, he endured a life threatening wound, forcing him to spend a month in two hospitals recuperating. Despite this, he requested to his officer to be placed back in the front with his Company to finish his tour, all while he continued to write letters home to my Yiayia sending his love and assuring his safety. After being treated, (one of my favorite stories of his), he discovered a Greek Regiment with whom he celebrated Orthodox Easter; even if he was in a remote South Korean village, he found a way to remember his Greek roots and faith. These few instances are among a lifetime of experiences where my Pappou has demonstrated core values of patience, ingenuity, and love – the same values I hope to one day share with my own grandchildren while fishing.