Allen Hoe was a combat medic in the Vietnam war. His sons followed in his footsteps and joined the military as well. Sadly, his oldest son Nainoa was killed in Iraq in 2005. Later that year, Allen visited Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day and met an Army trauma nurse named Paula Couglin. As fate would have it, she was the nurse who treated Nainoa when he passed away. This chance encounter gave both Allen and Paula comfort beyond measure.