Since Gatsby lost all his money that he inherited from his family in the war his dream of being with Daisy is shattered forever.He even mentions trying to die during the war , but is given a medal for his bravery and another chance to get Daisy back.
Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Infantry. If you've seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History Channel, you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10 episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them. Shifty died on June l7, 2009 after fighting cancer. Rest in Peace Shifty.