Carl Lavin was in high school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. At 18, the Ohio native decided to join the Army. From there, his life would be forever changed, as he went on to fight as a foot soldier with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge.

In a new book, “Home Front to Battlefront,” Lavin’s son, Frank, tells the story of how his father grappled with the horrors of combat during World War II to discover truth and meaning back home. Watch the video to hear his story.