My great-grandfather was John Keelty. We called him “Pop”. He had three daughters and so no one in his family carried the Keelty name until I was born and my parents named me Stephen Todd Keelty.
When my great-grandfather died I (as the last of his line to carry the name “Keelty”) was given his war medals. He fought in both world wars, and received 5 medals for his service.
Today is Remembrance Day, and so I took the medals out, showed them to Ruby, explained what each medal was for. Ruby’s full name is Ruby Joan Keelty.