“Emmett & Erling, Friends Forever.” These heartfelt words are inscribed on dog tags presented to a WWII combat veteran on his 90th birthday earlier this month. You might guess that the gift came from one of his war buddies or one of the guys in his poker group. Perhaps they were given by a fellow member of the American Legion or one of the players on his seniors bowling team. All these guesses would be wrong. They came from a four-year-old little boy who used to live next door—and who changed this man’s life forever.