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Stories Behind the Stars in the News

Updated: 2 days ago

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.


Coming soon are stories in BYU Magazine and WWII Magazine.


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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