During WWI, after 8-year-old Abe enlisted to fight in the war (he lied about his age), he is head of his company. Grandpa tries to show him his picture he drew. However, he sends him to bed. So, because he is getting cranky, he picks him up and walks away. However, after he walks away with Grandpa, two German soldiers jump into the trench. It's unknown if he survived. However, he was carrying Abe and Abe survived. So it is likely he did.