Cool, I'm always up for more of the greatest generation getting recognized, and their real life exploits always seem more amazing than fiction to me.
I live in what was and still in a lot of ways is a retirement home hotspot and have thus ended up meeting an amazing number of amazing people.
Commandos, vets from the beaches, SOE operatives, and a codebreaker from Bletchley.
She's probably the one I've had the most opportunity to talk to and is utterly fascinating.
She solved a string of sabotages at the factory she was working in and through that ended up being recruited into the intelligence services.
Was there when Churchill did one of his inspections/impromptu speeches, knew Turing, and Eddie Chapman made a pass at her.
Her grandson did a short article on her, http://www.westerlynews.ca/local-news/o ... k-1.690466
Which really misses some of the best parts of her story.
I don't want to hijack the thread, though I would think it would be cool for people to post any lesser known WWII participants as a character resource though.
Just a thought.