I just finished The Dirty Dozen by E M Nathanson, and Nobody Comes Back by Don Pearce (who also wrote Cool Hand Luke). Nobody Comes Back is a novel about the Battle of the Bulge. I enjoyed both very much. Amazon has been selling a lot of reissued novels from previous generations, and I've read a few.
I recently finished Devil's Guard, the allegedly true story of Waffen SS vets in the French Foreign Legion in French Indochina. After I began reading it, I realized that I had attempted to read it once before (online, I think) but only made it a few chapters. It has been debated whether it was fiction or not, and I tend to think it is fiction, and an OK story.
Next up is A Dirty Distant War, also by E M Nathanson, which continues continues the story of Major Reisman and a few survivors of the DD.
Don't forget that everything we know is being filtered through the media which is like playing a game of telephone with mentally challenged people in the middle.