THE BOYS OF BUSHONG
Postmistress Lorene "Myrt" Weeks knew the intimate details of her small community during World War II as four classmates of Bushong, Kansas high school enlisted and trained together in preparation for their mission at Normandy Beach.
With only 125 residents, what becomes of this small community with the highest D-Day casualties per capita in the nation? Myrt reflects on the long year of waiting for news and waiting for official notifications to arrive. This is the story of the homefront - the familes, the sweethearts and the blue stars sewn over with gold threads.