Patricia, see that man over there. He was a decorated war veteran.
How do you know that, Will?
His daughter told me. He doesn’t talk at all. He has dementia.
How sad. I pictured him in another life – as a career man in the United States Armed Forces.
Lieutenant colonel (lieutenant-colonel in British English from the French grade’s spelling) is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine forces and some air forces of the world, typically ranking above a major and below a colonel. The rank of lieutenant colonel is often shortened to simply “colonel” in conversation and in unofficial correspondence. A lieutenant colonel is typically in charge of a battalion in the army