I'm only partway through the second person's story, but ho. ly. cow.
One guy whose story is told was 19 (NINETEEN) for one more week when the war ended and was 'a decorated veteran air combat officer and a proven navigator' at that time. He had also earned the title 'lucky bastard*.'
I don't know if they make men like that anymore.
Find it here.
and 'click to look inside' for a preview.
*i'm not swearing. it's a thing. and an incredible thing at that.