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  • Writer's pictureDon Milne

Stories Behind the Stars in the News

Updated: Jul 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. Older stories are saved in separate posts (2020-2021 here, 2022 here, 2023 here).

Local sailor killed in WWII sinking of USS Maddox

The Sentinel, Chris Moyer, Lewiston, PA, July 11, 2024

Monessen fighter pilot lost over Japan

Mon Valley Independent, John Turanin, McKeesport, PA, July 5, 2024

Monessen artillery man lost his life in the air

Mon Valley Independent, John Turanin, McKeesport, PA, June 28, 2024

Kent County has two fallen heroes from D-Day

WZZM Channel 13 ABC News, Emily Scarlett, Grand Rapids, MI, June 6, 2024

NASA engineer leads effort to tell stories of Alabama’s World War II fallen

Huntsville Times, Scott Turner, Huntsville, AL, June 6, 2024

In a rehearsal for D-Day, 7 from Allegheny County were killed

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ciara McEneaney, Pittsburgh, PA, June 6, 2024

Remembering a St. Clair County hero on 80th anniversary of D-Day

St. Clair News Aegis, Pell City, AL, June 6, 2024

Remembering a Limestone hero on the 80th anniversary of D-Day

The News Courier, Bob Fuerst, Athens, AL, June 6, 2024

Remembering Cullman County heroes on 80th anniversary of D-Day

The Cullman Times, Cullman, AL, June 6, 2024

Franklin County paratrooper lost on D-Day remembered on 80th anniversary

Echo Pilot, Shawn Hardy, Greencastle, PA, June 6, 2024

Oklahoma Ranger made ultimate sacrifice in helping secure D-Day success

Tulsa World, Time Stanley, Tulsa, OK, June 6, 2024

Local paratroopers among D-Day losses

Free Press-Courier, Luzerne County, PA, June 5, 2024

D-Day soldier from Cleburne County memorialized on website

Anniston Star, Sherry Kughn, Anniston, AL, June 3, 2024

Retired Piscataway Librarian Presents World War II Project for Memorial Day

Tap Into Piscataway, Kenneth Simmon, New Providence, NJ, May 29, 2024

The Story Behind Each Star: Honoring WWII’s Fallen

Fold3 HQ Blog, Jenny Ashcraft, Lehi, UT, May 28, 2024

Stories Behind the Stars for Fallen WWII Soldiers comes to Jervis Public Library

Rome Sentinel, Rome, NY, May 28, 2024

Story memorializes UF grad, namesake of Fort White park

Main Street Daily News, Gretchen Dhalen,Gainesville, FL, May 27, 2024

Wisconsin’s WWII Lost Sons and Daughters Will Not Be Forgotten

The Monroe Times, Monroe, WI, May 26, 2024

Remembering a Jackson County hero

Jackson Couty Sentinel, Bob Fuerst, Scottsboro, AL, May 25, 2024

Remembering a Fallen Hero on Memorial Day

Council on Foreign Relations, James Lindsay, May 24, 2024

Volunteers needed to write stories of fallen WWII service members

Republican Eagle, Cannon Falls, MN, May 24, 2024

Jervis to host volunteer, share stories of area veterans

Daily Sentinel, Rome, NY, May 23, 2024

World War II sacrifice of local women honored

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, May 22, 2024

Stories Behind the Stars highlights local veteran on anniversary of Women’s Army Corps

The Express, Lock Haven, PA, May 15, 2024

Elmore Autauga News, Millbrook, AL, May 14, 2024

WWII sacrifice of women from Schuylkill County honored on anniversary of Women's Army Corps

Republican Herald, Pottsville, PA, May 12, 2024

WWII Sacrifice of Local Woman Honored on Anniversary of Women’s Army Corps

Explore Jefferson, Jacob Deemer, Punxsutawney, PA, May 10, 2024

Wisconsin’s lost sons and daughters of World War II

Star-Observer, Hudson, WI, May 9, 2024

PFC Dale G. Haffele

The Monroe Times, Krista Finstad Hanson, Monroe, WI, May 8, 2024

Elmore Autauga News, Bob Fuerst, May 4, 2024

Stories Behind the Stars: World War II ended career of local songwriter

The Mon Valley Independent, McKeesport, PA, May 4, 2024

Lives of 2 from Lycoming County lost in D-Day preparations

Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, PA, April 29, 2024

9 area men were killed in rarely discussed Exercise Tiger drill for D-Day invasion

Murrysville Star, Patrick Varne, Tarentum, PA, April 28. 2024

Exercise Tiger tragedy claims two from Luzerne County in D-Day rehearsal

The Citizen's Voice, Chris Moyer, Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 28, 2024

Exercise Tiger tragedy claims two from Fayette in D-Day rehearsal

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, April 25, 2024

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


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


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

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