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Stories Behind the Stars in the News

Updated: Apr 14


This post has been created to list the various news stories covering The Stories Behind the Stars nonprofit initiative. Stories are listed from newest to oldest for 2023 and 2024. Older stories are saved in separate posts (2020-2021 here, 2022 here).


PFC Maurice J. Conway

The Monroe Times, by Krista Hanson, Monroe, WI, April 10, 2024


Stories Behind the Stars: Monessen bombardier loses life on his first World War II mission

Mon Valley Independent, by John Turnanin, McKeesport, PA, April 6, 2024


Machias Valley News Observer, by Jayna Smith, Machias, ME, April 5, 2024


Group that chronicles WWII heroes need volunteers

TN Online, by Jill Whalen, Lehighton, PA, April 2, 2024


Documenting lost WWII stories

The Beacon, by Glenda Booth, Silver Springs, MD, April 1, 2024


World War II Christmas Eve tragedy of SS Leopoldville claimed two from Mifflin County

The Sentinel, Lewiston, PA, March 24, 2024


Stories Behind The Stars: Merchant Marine faced deadliest odds in WWII

Mon Valley Independent, by John Turanin, McKeesport, PA, March 9, 2024


Local Marines among 3rd Division fallen heroes

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, March 6, 2024


Local Marine among fallen heroes at Iwo Jima in March 1945

The Sentinel, Lewistown PA, March 1, 2024

also

The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, PA, March 3, 2024

also

Republican Herald, Pottsville, PA, March 8, 2024


Stories Behind the Stars: 3 POW camps, 3 hell ships & no ticket home

Mon Valley Independent, by John Turanin, McKeesport, PA, February 17, 2024


WWII’s fallen Black soldiers of 366th Infantry Regiment include one from Bryn Mawr

Mainline Times & Suburban, Exton, PA, February 5, 2024


Yellowhammer News, by Austin Shipley, January 30, 2024












Mystery surrounds the worst Coast Guard disaster that claimed Hazleton native

Standard-Speaker, by Chris Moyer, Hazaelton, PA, January 27, 2024


The Mon Valley Independent, by John Turanin, Monessen, PA, January 26, 2024


Stories Behind the Stars: A decades-long secret

MonValley Independent, McKeesport, PA, by John J. Turanin, January 6, 2024


2024 to mark 80th anniversary of SS Leopoldville sinking

The News-Item, Shamokin, PA, December 27, 2023


World War II Christmas Eve tragedy claimed Greene County soldier

Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 24, 2023


Westmoreland natives killed in Christmas Eve 1944 U-boat attack have lives preserved digitally

Trib Liv, Jeff Himler, Taretum, PA December 24, 2023


World War II Christmas Eve tragedy of SS Leopoldville claimed four from county

Latrobe Bulletin, PA, December 22, 2023

World War II Christmas Eve tragedy claimed Greene County soldier

Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA, December 22, 2023


Stories Behind the Star: Stories of Monessen’s sons lost in WWII are now being told

The MonValley Independent, by John Turanin, McKeesport, PA, December 9, 2023



It’s Not That We Forgot; It’s That We Never Knew

Athens Daily Review, Amelia Abby, Athens, TX, November 30, 2023


Native son perishes in World War II's greatest loss of life at sea

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November 30, 2023


Three native sons perish in WWII’s greatest loss of life at sea from enemy action

Berks Weekly, Reading, PA , November 22, 2023


Lehigh Valley man was killed in action on Nov. 11, 1943. Here’s his story.

Ther Morning Call, Lehigh Valley, PA, November 11, 2023


Ohio student on quest to honor our nation’s heroes: ‘Their sacrifices aren’t forgotten

CBS 19 News, by Nichole Vransky, Cleveland, OH, November 9, 2023


Johnston earned his wings for war

Marysville The Advocate, Marysville, KS, Jim Sheetz, November 8, 2023


Frackville sailor lost at sea on submarine during WWII

Time News, Lehighton, PA, November 7, 2023


Local soldier lost in World War II sinking of U.S. submarine

Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 25, 2023


Williamsport Sun-Gazette, September 15, 2023


Honoring Fayette County POWs / MIA

Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, September 15, 2023

The Bradford Era, PA, Marcie SchellhammerSeptember 15, 2023


Scranton Time-Tribune, PA, Jeff Horvath, September 15, 2023


Clinton Countian Sal Ferrara remembered as WW II hero

The Express, Lock Haven, PA, September 12, 2023


Stories Behind the Stars: Sweet memories of a WWII romance

Times Journal (Schoharie, NY), August 3, 2023


Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA), August 2, 2023


Local man among victims in 1945 sinking of vessel

Altoona Mirror (PA), August 1, 2023


Local man's sacrifice recalled 80 years after bombing of 'Hitler's gas station'

Indiana Gazette (Indiana, PA), July 31, 2023


Unbroken line of patriots: Local heroes lost in USS Indianapolis tragedy 78 years ago

The Times Tribune (Scranton, PA), July 30, 2023


Operation Tidal Wave

Observer-Reporter (Washington, PA), July 27, 2023


US Navy's greatest loss at sea on a single ship included Bradford County sailor

The Daily Review (Towanda, PA), July 25, 2023

also

New Castle News (PA), July 26, 2023

also

Morning Times (Sayre, PA), July 26, 2023


Speaking for the Fallen

Left Behind Podcast, July 4, 2023


Volunteers honor local D-Day fallen from 116th Infantry Regiment

Berks Weekly (Reading, PA), June 11, 2023


Remembering the Fallen on D-Day

Council on Foreign Relations, James M. Lindsay and Michelle Kurilla


Stories Behind The Stars: 1st Lieutenant Robert Amans

The Monroe Times (WI), Krista Finstad Hanson, June 6, 2023


Coplay man killed in D-Day invasion remembered in Stories Behind the Stars

Lehigh Valley News (PA), June 6, 2023


Local D-Day fallen remembered

Gettysburg Times (PA), June 6, 2023


Forest County native among those killed on D-Day

Times Observer (Warren, PA), Josh Cotton, June 6, 2023


Volunteers honor local D-Day fallen from 116th Infantry Regiment

Latrobe Bulletin (PA), June 6, 2023


Volunteers honor Bradford County soldier lost in D-Day

The Daily Review (Towanda, PA), June 6, 2023


Danville resident's sacrifice as part of D-Day invading forces recognized

The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), Rick Dandes, June 5, 2023


Volunteers honor two local D-Day fallen from 116th Infantry Regiment

The Corry Journal (Corry, PA), June 5, 2023


Volunteers honor local D-Day fallen

Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA), June 5, 2023


‘Stories Behind the Stars’: Worcester man honored among D-Day fallen soldiers

The Mercury (Exton, PA), June 5, 2023


Volunteers honor local D-Day fallen from 116th Infantry Regiment

Gettysburg Connection (PA), June 3, 2023


Project honors Oneonta-area soldiers killed during WWII

The Daily Star (Oneonta, NY), Laura Takores, June 1, 2023


Stories to Share?

The Advocate (Marysville, KS), May 31, 2023


Remembering veterans who died in World War II by telling their stories

Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME), Steve Sherlock, May 29, 2023


Memorial Day: Serviceman’s WWII death is among York County stories behind the stars

York Daily Record (York, PA), Jim McClure, May 29, 2023


I help chronicle the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II

The Seattle Times, Carl Sander, May 28, 2023


Stories Behind the Stars

The News Courier (Athens, AL), C.P. Bailey, May 28, 2023

also in Yahoo News


Honoring the 421,000 WWII Americans Who Never Returned Home

AARP Magazine, Aaron Kassraie, May 4, 2023


Beyond the names of the slain: Telling the stories of World War II's fallen

At Ease Magazine, Glenda C Booth, May 2023


Nearly 80 Years Later, 41 PA Men Who Died In World War II Remembered

Various Pennsylvania news organizations


Kansas volunteers needed for WWII storytelling project

Wichita Eagle, Amy Renee Leiker, January 2, 2023


'Stories Behind the Stars' honor fallen Kansas soldiers

The Active Age (KS), Joe, Stumpe, January 2023


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