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Stories Behind the Stars in the News

Updated: Jun 28

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.

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 Pompla

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

https://kearneyhub.com/news/state-and-regional/utah-man-stops-at-fort-mcpherson-national-cemetery-in-quest-to-tell-story-of-those/article_5a3a3158-5258-53bc-9673-54ee859ce735.html


Join the effort to profile every Alabama World War II casualty

Huntsville AL newspaper, September 27, 2020

by Shelly Haskins

https://www.al.com/news/huntsville/2020/09/join-the-effort-to-profile-every-alabama-world-war-ii-casualty.html


History buff needs your help telling stories of all 400,000 US military deaths in World War II

NDVR TV (Denver), September 16, 2020, Replayed on Fox5 (San Diego) on Sep 17, WGNTV (Chicago) on Sep 17, Fox40 (Sacramento, CA) on Sep 17, WTAJ (Altoona, PA) on Sep 20, WAVY (Portsmouth, VA) on Sep 28, KXAN (Austin, TX) on Oct 1, ABC27 (Harrisburg, PA) on Oct 1, KOIN (Portland, OR) on Oct 1, ABC4 (Salt Lake) on Oct 1, Fox4KC (Kansas City) on Oct 5, WETM (Elmira, NY) on Oct 18, CW33 (Dallas) on October 21, WLAX (La Crosse, WI) on Nov 3

by Jeremy Hubbard

https://kdvr.com/news/problem-solvers/serving-those-who-serve/history-buff-needs-your-help-telling-stories-of-all-400000-us-military-deaths-in-world-war-ii/?anvplayer-autoplay=0


LCN Archives Help Researcher Honor Local Airman Killed in WWII

The Lincoln County News, August 25, 2020

by Maia Zewert

https://lcnme.com/currentnews/lcn-archives-help-researcher-honor-local-airman-killed-in-wwii/


Remembering the four Manitowoc sailors lost in USS Indianapolis sinking 75 years ago

Herald Times Reporter, August 7, 2020

by Krista Finstad Hanson

https://www.htrnews.com/story/life/2020/08/07/manitowoc-sailors-were-among-those-killed-uss-indianapolis-sinking/3292833001/


Project aims to tell the stories of Newarkers who died in World War II

Newark Post, August 7, 2020

by Josh Shannon

https://www.newarkpostonline.com/news/project-aims-to-tell-the-stories-of-newarkers-who-died-in-world-war-ii/article_459d8c14-0295-5c07-92a8-d04c89d9c1e7.html


Viewpoints, USS Indianapolis anniversary: Four Savannahians among ill-fated crew

Savannah Morning News, August 2, 2020

by Rona Simmons & Don Milne

https://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20200802/viewpoints-uss-indianapolis-anniversary-four-savannahians-among-ill-fated-crew


'Heroic conduct': Marietta man survived sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945

Marietta Daily Journal, August 1, 2020

by Rona Simmons

(webpage not available)


'Stories Behind the Stars' to tell story of every soldier who died in WWII, including 9,300 from Tennessee

The Tennessean, July 29, 2020

by Carmel Kookogey

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2020/07/29/stories-behind-stars-don-milne-wwii-fallen-soldiers/5526457002/


Episode 335 – One Man Seeks 400,000 WWII Obits

Extreme Genes Radio Show, July 19, 2020

Don Milne interviewed by Scott Fisher (begins at 10:40 mark)

https://extremegenes.com/2020/07/19/episode-335-one-man-seeks-400000-wwii-obits-genie-has-successful-italian-cousin-fishing-expedition/?fbclid=IwAR2sw10L-Ntvhok080zzwTLV_HDkTInIcNbGAaHLFYNLZOMolEc8YwtyjF4


Utah man needs your help sharing stories of over 400K fallen WWII soldiers

KSL, July 4, 2020

by Arianne Brown

https://www.ksl.com/article/46772036/utah-man-needs-your-help-sharing-stories-of-over-400k-fallen-wwii-soldiers


Utah Historian Creates Project To Remember Local Soldiers Who Died During WWII

Utah Public Radio, July 2, 2020

by Eliza Hardy

https://www.upr.org/post/utah-historian-creates-project-remember-local-soliders-who-died-during-wwii


Everyday Hero: Utah man wants to tell the story of every American who died in WWII

Provo Daily Herald, June 29, 2020

by Connor Richards

Photo by Isaac Hale for Daily Herald

https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/everyday-hero-utah-man-wants-to-tell-the-story-of-every-american-who-died-in/article_cc73638b-896f-5d2c-8030-4e8ab5de2cdf.html


Everyday Heroes: Bountiful resident wants to memorialize every soldier who died during WWII, looking for help

Ogden Standard Examiner, June 27, 2020

by Mitch Shaw

https://www.standard.net/news/military/everyday-heroes-bountiful-resident-wants-to-memorialize-every-soldier-who-died-during-wwii-looking-for/article_a3cb28e4-4026-5ed2-9a1d-890aad34a9ad.html


Volunteer researchers chip in to remember World War II's fallen

Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 24, 2020

by Curt Brown

https://www.startribune.com/volunteer-researchers-chip-in-to-remember-wwii-s-fallen/570723602/


Stories about WW2 Fallen 100 project that preceded Stories Behind the Stars:


Utah man honors fallen World War II vets on 100th birthdays

KSL Radio, November 12, 2018

by Peter Samore

https://kslnewsradio.com/1894242/utah-man-honors-fallen-world-war-two-vets-100th-birthdays/?


Utahn's project honors World War II fallen

Deseret News, November 10, 2018

by Jasen Lee

https://www.deseret.com/2018/11/10/20658443/utahn-s-project-honors-world-war-ii-fallen#bountiful-resident-don-milne-is-pictured-at-the-world-war-ii-memorial-in-washington-d-c-milne-is-undertaking-a-multiyear-project-to-chronicle-approximately-1600-individual-biographies-of-fallen-world-war-ii-veterans-on-their-100th-birthday-leading-up-to-the-75th-anniversary-of-the-end-of-the-war-in-2020


He remembers the fallen on their 100th birthday

Pueblo Chieftain, September 30, 2018

by Peter Roper

https://www.chieftain.com/7070e3a4-c500-11e8-9745-33c162a7202a.html



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