I skimmed the medical file that spanned his military service until shortly before his death. It will take some time to look at it in more detail. But I will have to look at it when my mood is right. Anything about my father is either completely devoid of emotion or absolutely drenched in it.
My quick observations: It confirmed his stay in a TB hospital after the divorce. I have always tested positive for TB even though I have never had it. Interestingly, the information that was the most upsetting wasn't his continual alcoholism, which I knew about, but the fact that he had some type of infection during his military service and had lost quite a few of his teeth! Oh vanity, my vanity. I am sure there are more surprises in store.