All, Hi, my name is Brett, and I'm a WW 2 history buff. By day, I'm an editor, mostly of books pertaining to nature (think field guides to Rocks of MN, etc.) At work, I recently had the pleasure of working on something different. A while back, we published a book about Little Minnesota--tiny towns with around 100 people. As it happens, many of those places contributed a disproportionate amount to the war effort in World War 2. To tell these stories, our author (not me!) collected more than 140 stories of men who died overseas in WW 2, and telling each of their stories. Where they were from, where they served, what happened to them, as well as including vintage photos, letters home, and more. It's called Little Minnesota in World War II, and it's a heck of a book. As you'd expect, they served and died everywhere from Pearl Harbor until after the dropping of the A-Bomb. I'm sharing information about the book here not because I have anything to gain, but because it's a damn important book, and I figured you might be interested in the concept. (Full disclosure: I don't get royalties or anything from it. I just worked on it, and it took a ton of work, so I'm pleased as punch about it.) Please let me know if this isn't the right place to share this; I couldn't find a book-related forum.