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How to Read Stories of World War II Fallen Buried at Arlington National Cemetery


Volunteers from the non profit initiative Stories Behind the Stars have been actively writing stories of the World War II fallen buried at Arlington National Cemetery.


These stories are being saved to a freely accessible database on Fold3. You can access all of these stories here.


You can add additional words into the Fold3 search box to find specific names, states, units, etc.


The existing volunteers are doing a great job adding these stories.

  • All but one of the WWII fallen names are from 50 sections in the cemetery.

  • Our volunteers have completed work on 39 of these sections for a total of 1,562 stories.

  • Our volunteers are currently working on names from six sections (4, 11, 13, 17, 19, 20) that will total 847 stories.

  • After that we will work on 1,214 names from three sections (3, 8, and 18).

  • The last two sections (12 and 34) have the most names. Our research team is going through the database to exclude the non-WWII names. There could be more than 3,000 names in these two sections. We should know in early May.

We could use more help so we can complete the remaining stories by July 4. If you want to learn more, email don@storiesbehindthestars.org. This is a once in a lifetime historic project to create brief stories of these WWII heroes.


All stories are accessible for free by using the Find A Grave smartphone app so they can be read at gravesites. Just type in the name of the WWII fallen, scroll down and you will find a link to the Fold3 story.

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