Thank you for your reply. I agree that, as these veterans pass away, it is important to carry on their legacy. I have spent the last several months expanding the book of my dad's letters. Those who read it (all 20 of them!) said they would have liked more context and background to them. In other words, what was going on at the time each letter was written? What battles and missions did my father participate in at those times? Where was he and what was happening around the base camp? I have done a lot of research in trying to answer these and other questions. Especially helpful has been the diary kept by a friend of Dad's in the same squadron. I hope to come out with this second edition of the book very soon.
Response has been disappointing, as getting the word out about a self-published book is difficult. Once the revision comes out, I'm going to try to get a regular publisher to pick it up.
I hope you will keep an eye out on Amazon for the new edition in the next few weeks and let me know what you think.
Thanks again and I would love to hear back from you again.