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Stories Behind the Stars in the News

Updated: Jan 8

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.

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The Southeastern Sun (Dale County, Alabama), January 7, 2022

https://www.southeastsun.com/daleville/news/article_758d4384-6fe1-11ec-ac3d-e3e383d24450.html


Information being sought on World War II soldiers

The Elba Clipper (Coffee County, Alabama), January 6, 2022

https://www.elba-clipper.com/lifestyles/information-being-sought-on-world-war-ii-soldiers/article_f72c1d42-6f3d-11ec-b4e7-ffaf11bcd0e1.html


USU grad develops app for World War II fallen soldiers nonprofit

The Herald Journal (Logan, Utah), December 8, 2021

by Matt Crabtree

https://www.hjnews.com/news/local/usu-grad-develops-app-for-world-war-ii-fallen-soldiers-nonprofit/article_799be02d-5054-5d4d-9bda-67f2f12757aa.html


‘Beyond just the name’: Volunteers with Utah ties working to honor every single fallen Pearl Harbor serviceman

ABC 4 (Salt Lake City, Utah), December 7, 2021

by Austin Facer

https://www.abc4.com/news/beyond-just-the-name-volunteers-with-utah-ties-working-to-honor-every-single-fallen-pearl-harbor-serviceman/


Attack on Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1941

Fold3 HQ blog, December 2, 2021

by Jenny Ashcraft

https://blog.fold3.com/attack-on-pearl-harbor-december-7-1941/


World War II Fallen Stories

Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems YouTube program, November 11, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBIz3_oEmHk&feature=emb_imp_woyt


There Should Only Be One Unknown Soldier

Fox 5 DC, November 11, 2021

by Stephanie Ramirez

https://www.fox5dc.com/news/there-should-only-be-one-tomb-of-the-unknown-solider-project-seeks-to-share-wwii-hero-stories


Stories Behind the Stars: Volunteers in San Diego help with nationwide storytelling effort of World War II's fallen

CBS 8 San Diego, November 10, 2021

by Abbie Alford

https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/outreach/on-the-homefront/san-diego-volunteers-nationwide-effort-wwii-fallen-stories-behind-the-stars/509-b79fc8ca-f8f3-4629-84a2-268c708b1f7c

also at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQVwn8R0ECo


Stories Behind the Stars: National Nonprofit Seeks Volunteers To Write About WWII Veterans Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

The Zebra, November 6, 2021

by Kevin Dauray

https://thezebra.org/2021/11/05/stories-behind-the-stars-national-nonprofit-seeks-volunteers-to-write-about-wwii-veterans/


Women Who Lost Their Lives During World War II

Fold3 HQ, October 25, 2021

by Jenny Ashcroft

https://blog.fold3.com/women-who-lost-their-lives-during-wwii/comment-page-1/?fbclid=IwAR2SomjEVYKDgaFvvm8aKkM2hEK3aBII6xm11DlaqeqOnEQ17OGqkzduGSs#comment-1312266


The Typeset: Who lives, who dies, who tells their stories

Nashville Tennessean, October 14, 2021

by Keith Sharon

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2021/10/14/lea-schneider-nashville-tells-stories-wwii-dead/6051618001/


Sarah Stewart: Local woman writes 68 stories of the WWII fallen

Laclede County Record (Lebanaon, MO)

by Steve Smith

(no online version available)



Octono Falls fallen hero misfiled in National Archives

New Media - WI, August 13, 2021

by Krista Hanson

(no online version available)


V-J Day possible only because of sacrifices like that of 'fearless' Tulsan

Tulsa World, August 13, 2021

by Tim Staley

https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/tim-stanley-v-j-day-possible-only-because-of-sacrifices-like-that-of-fearless-tulsan/article_f6f5f7a2-f536-11eb-b3bd-8313e5ab545c.html


Search underway for photo of fallen WWII serviceman from Elko

Elko Daily Free Press, August 4, 2021

https://elkodaily.com/news/local/search-underway-for-photo-of-fallen-wwii-serviceman-from-elko/article_5d119a5b-4e93-57cd-9c1e-29d617bdb920.html


Town of Fountain World War II veteran recalled

Juneau County Star-Times, July 30, 2021

by Krista Hansen

https://www.wiscnews.com/juneaucountystartimes/news/local/town-of-fountain-wwii-veteran-recalled/article_b93d2879-337b-5ba8-832a-cb50039deee5.html


Louisville resident and many more nationwide working to memorialize America's D-Day fallen with biographies

Louisville Courier Journal, June 22, 2021

by Ken Gordon

https://louisvillecourierjournal-ky.newsmemory.com?selDate=20210622&goTo=A001&artid=3


News 8 interview with founder of Stories Behind the Stars Don Milne

CBS 8 News San Diego, June 6, 2021

by Abbie Alford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AtI9PhLGVc

and

https://www.cbs8.com/mobile/video/news/national/military-news/stories-behind-the-stars-looking-for-volunteers-to-write-stories-of-wwii/509-16a9cd18-126d-46d3-9b22-7dd1c4879e45


Quest to compile stories of all Americans killed on D-Day includes Columbus volunteer

The Columbus Dispatch, June 6, 2021

by Ken Gordon

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/history/2021/06/06/columbus-volunteer-among-those-profiling-who-died-d-day/7474774002/


D-Day, 6th of June, 1944, is still remembered in honor of Greatest Generation: Viewpoint

Masslive.com, June 6, 2021

by Cynthia G. Simison

https://www.masslive.com/living/2021/06/d-day-6th-of-june-1944-is-still-remembered-in-honor-of-greatest-generation-viewpoint.html


Online project preserves legacies of Akron area's D-day casualties

Akron Beacon Journal, June 6, 2021

https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/local/2021/06/06/online-project-preserves-legacies-akron-areas-d-day-fallen/7542339002/


Normandy commemorates D-Day with small crowds, but big heart

WKYC-TV, Cleveland, OH, June 6, 2021

https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/nation-world/normandy-commemorates-d-day/507-5220fc19-7369-43db-b7fd-cd82840df3d2

also at:

WMAZ-TV Macon, GA, June 6, 2021

https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/nation-world/normandy-commemorates-d-day/507-5220fc19-7369-43db-b7fd-cd82840df3d2


D-Day's 77th Anniversary

Hometown Heroes Radio, June 5, 2021

Interview starts at 42:00 mark

http://www.hometownheroesradio.com/d-days-77th-anniversary/


ABC7 Memorial Day Special - Stories Behind the Stars

WWSB ABC7, Sarasota, FL, May 31, 2021

interview starts at 41:05 mark

https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2021/05/31/abc-news-pm-may-7/


One local woman is volunteering her time to tell the stories of fallen WWII veterans

WLFI News 18, Lafayette, Indiana, May 31, 2021

by Meredith Hackler

https://www.wlfi.com/content/news/One-local-woman-is-volunteering-her-time-to-tell-the-stories-of-fallen-WWII-veterans-574534791.html


Stories Behind the Stars: Man on a mission to tell the stories of every fallen World War II soldiers

Fox43 TV, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 31, 2021

by Chelsea Koerbler

https://www.fox43.com/article/news/local/stories-behind-the-stars-man-on-mission-to-tell-the-stories-of-every-fallen-world-war-two-soldiers-gettysburg-pennsylvania-veterans/521-b3d9e947-1517-4edd-aa34-e5655eea070e


'Stories Behind the Stars' writing legacy of WW2 casualties, heroes


WAAF 48 NBC, Huntsville, May 31, 2021

by Elizabeth Gentle

https://www.waff.com/2021/05/31/stories-behind-stars-writing-legacy-ww-casualties-heroes/


Progress on WW2 Dead Bios

ExtremeGenes Radio Show, May 31, 2021

interview starts at 10:50 mark

https://extremegenes.com/2021/05/31/episode-378-memorial-day-show-progress-on-ww2-war-dead-bios-crista-cowan-on-fold3-memorial-day-weekend-access/


Nonprofit working to preserve stories behind Gold Stars

KUSA 9 News NBC Denver, May 31, 2021

by Gary Shapiro

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/non-profit-preserve-gold-star-stories/73-6f3775da-eaa7-4f20-8e87-d9f872cbbeaf


The sacrifices of the fallen can remind us we must work together to heal the divisions among us

The Hill, May 30, 2021

by Senator Mitt Romney

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/556165-the-sacrifices-of-the-fallen-can-remind-us-we-must-work-together#bottom-story-socials

also at:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-sacrifices-of-the-fallen-can-remind-us-we-must-work-together-to-heal-the-divisions-among-us/ar-AAKxG3b



Venice resident honors World War II dead through 'Stories Behind the Stars'

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, May 30, 2021

by Earle Kimel

https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/military/2021/05/30/bob-joyce-has-written-over-400-obituaries-stories-behind-stars/5089972001/?fbclid=IwAR2uSn2hxVdtu3-aGlB5JgPbZElaF5k0l12i__xmOkhqyAreW6PmuGK6Ghw


Help tell the stories of 7,000 Alabama WWII casualties

Alabama Huntsville Times, May 30, 2021

by Shelly Haskins

https://www.al.com/news/2021/05/help-tell-the-stories-of-7000-alabama-wwii-casualties.html


Project aims to records 'stories' of all America's World War II fallen, including some 6,500 Oklahomans.

Tulsa World, May 30, 2021

by Tim Stanley

https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/tim-stanley-project-aims-to-record-stories-of-all-of-americas-world-war-ii-fallen/article_0e092da0-bd6b-11eb-b329-6331749d85dd.html?fbclid=IwAR3Og07n6xleHbyd5M5eYYKDqk-LBpKg3FwnowOGILhrDyRGLdyVy9p1ijQ


Group works to immortalize stories of soldiers who died in WWII

WTRV CBS 6 Richmond, VA, May 29, 2021

by Greg McQuade

https://www.wtvr.com/i-have-a-story/group-works-to-immortalize-stories-of-soldiers-who-died-in-wwii


Lets remember the Stark brothers This Memorial Day

Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 29, 2021

by Curt Brown

https://m.startribune.com/let-s-remember-the-stark-brothers-this-memorial-day/600062744/?fbclid=IwAR3ktXEGFB4XJPpVBkMjZGo9qNPQhMz11gG_2BT7mfuH5a3GpXTpF0WDpuY


Murrieta veteran profiles Americans killed on D-Day

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, May 27, 2021

by Beau Yarbrough

https://www.dailybulletin.com/2021/05/27/murrieta-veteran-profiles-americans-killed-on-d-day/?fbclid=IwAR3gloGTMKGdTPqUhYmBMSxdDywL-1KrW_SUoelZW8pY6k5tzYVggV-MCoM

also in

Los Angeles Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune (Covina), Torrance Daily Breeze, Orange County Register, Whittier Daily News, Redlands Daily Facts, Pasadena Star News, San Bernardino Sun, Riverside Press Enterprise, and Long Beach Press Telegram.


Stories Behind the Stars: An extraordinary commitment to our fallen World War II heroes

We Are The Mighty, May 27, 2021

by Jennifer Manfre

https://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/stories-behind-the-stars-an-extraordinary-commitment-to-our-fallen-world-war-ii-heroes/


Over 400,000 Americans lost their lives in WW II, and today volunteers help find their stories

The Lisa Show, BYU Radio, May 18, 2021

https://www.byuradio.org/24093380-5e4e-43a3-9e41-5545dffe8a8d


Stories Behind the Stars is finding volunteers to write the stories of all 400,000+ US WWII fallen

Top of Mind with Julie Rose, BYU Radio and XM Radio, May 3, 2021

https://www.byuradio.org/7f1e3224-1dff-4062-901c-dfd6c6b08287


Telling the Stories of All 400,000+ US World War II Fallen

The Family History Guide, April 4, 2021

by Don Milne

https://www.thefhguide.com/blog/telling-the-stories-of-all-400000-us-world-war-ii-fallen/


Stories Behind the Stars

The Blue Bonnet: USS Houston, Vol 79, Issue 1 * April 2021, page 18

by John K Schwarz

(no online version)

Stories of the WWII Fallen

Family Tree Magazine, March/April 2021 issue, page 7

https://familysearch.brightspotcdn.com/0e/38/d3eae59c414b9be97329b6ddaf36/family-tree-magazine-free-issue-marapr21-rootstech.pdf


Owed to the Fallen

Y Magazine, Winter 2021 Issue

by Andrew T. Bay

https://magazine.byu.edu/article/owed-to-the-fallen/


The Stories Behind the Stars: Uncovering Personal Stories of the WWII Fallen

Fold3 HQ by Ancestry Blog, January 19, 2021

by Jenny Ashcroft

https://blog.fold3.com/the-stories-behind-the-stars-uncovering-personal-stories-of-the-wwii-fallen/

Stories Behind the Stars: Remembering U.S. WWII Fallen

MyHeritage Blog, January 19, 2021

by Esther Shuman

https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/01/stories-behind-the-stars-remembering-u-s-wwii-fallen/


Don Milne: "Stories Behind The Stars"

The Untold Story with Martha MacCallum

Fox News Martha MacCallum Podcast, December 17, 2020

https://omny.fm/shows/the-untold-story-with-martha-maccallum/don-milne-stories-behind-the-stars?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheUntoldStoryPodcast+%28The+Untold+Story+Podcast%29




Volunteers Trace Memories of the Fallen

World War II Magazine, December 2020

(no online versions available)


Volunteers needed for ambitious WWII memorial project

The Pueblo Chieftain, November 11, 2020

by Jon Pompia

https://www.chieftain.com/story/news/local/2020/11/11/stories-behind-stars-chronicle-400-000-who-fell-wwii/6249630002/


Stories of World War II veterans compiled

www.theredstonerocket.com, November 10, 2020

by Katie Davis Skelley

https://www.theredstonerocket.com/news/article_d440811e-23db-11eb-87b0-63dccbfc980b.html


Help this history buff on a mission to tell the stories of thousands of WWII fallen troops

Radio.com Connecting Vets Program, November 9, 2020, KYW Newsradio 1060 (Philadelphia)

by Julia LeDoux

https://connectingvets.radio.com/articles/stories-behind-the-stars-world-war-ii-fallen-stories


Milburn woman uses lockdown to write stories of veterans

Sanpete Messenger, November 5, 2020

by Robert Stevens

http://sanpetemessenger.com/archives/20227




The Stories Behind Rutherford's World War II Heroes

This is Rutherford, October 5, 2020

by Jennifer Ersalesi

https://www.thisisrutherford.com/post/the-stories-behind-rutherford-s-world-war-ii-heroes?fbclid=IwAR34z_98u0noGfp0bTPr7swvVY4LhCxh5Hx7IyqlpCbbnMHb7_Kk400QIJY


Utah man stops at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in quest to tell story of those who died in WWII

North Platte Telegraph, September 29, 2020

by Tim Johnson