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Stories Behind the Stars in the News 2020-2021


This post has been created to list the various news stories covering The Stories Behind the Stars nonprofit initiative in 2020 and 2021.


USU grad develops app for World War II fallen soldiers nonprofit

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

by Matt Crabtree


‘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


Attack on Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1941

Fold3 HQ blog, December 2, 2021

by Jenny Ashcraft


Telling stories of WWII fallen buried at Arlington National Cemetery

by Julia LeDoux, December 1, 2021

World War II Fallen Stories

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


There Should Only Be One Unknown Soldier

Fox 5 DC, November 11, 2021

by Stephanie Ramirez


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


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


Women Who Lost Their Lives During World War II

Fold3 HQ, October 25, 2021

by Jenny Ashcroft


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

Nashville Tennessean, October 14, 2021

by Keith Sharon


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


Search underway for photo of fallen WWII serviceman from Elko

Elko Daily Free Press, August 4, 2021


Town of Fountain World War II veteran recalled

Juneau County Star-Times, July 30, 2021

by Krista Hansen


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


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

CBS 8 News San Diego, June 6, 2021

by Abbie Alford

and


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

The Columbus Dispatch, June 6, 2021

by Ken Gordon


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

Masslive.com, June 6, 2021

by Cynthia G. Simison


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

Akron Beacon Journal, June 6, 2021


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

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

also at:

WMAZ-TV Macon, GA, June 6, 2021


D-Day's 77th Anniversary

Hometown Heroes Radio, June 5, 2021

Interview starts at 42:00 mark


ABC7 Memorial Day Special - Stories Behind the Stars

WWSB ABC7, Sarasota, FL, May 31, 2021

interview starts at 41:05 mark


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


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


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


WAAF 48 NBC, Huntsville, May 31, 2021

by Elizabeth Gentle


Progress on WW2 Dead Bios

ExtremeGenes Radio Show, May 31, 2021

interview starts at 10:50 mark


Nonprofit working to preserve stories behind Gold Stars

KUSA 9 News NBC Denver, May 31, 2021

by Gary Shapiro


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

also at:



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

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, May 30, 2021

by Earle Kimel


Help tell the stories of 7,000 Alabama WWII casualties

Alabama Huntsville Times, May 30, 2021

by Shelly Haskins


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


Group works to immortalize stories of soldiers who died in WWII

WTRV CBS 6 Richmond, VA, May 29, 2021

by Greg McQuade


Lets remember the Stark brothers This Memorial Day

Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 29, 2021

by Curt Brown


Murrieta veteran profiles Americans killed on D-Day

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, May 27, 2021

by Beau Yarbrough

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


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


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


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

The Family History Guide, April 4, 2021

by Don Milne


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


Owed to the Fallen

Y Magazine, Winter 2021 Issue

by Andrew T. Bay


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

Fold3 HQ by Ancestry Blog, January 19, 2021

by Jenny Ashcroft

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

MyHeritage Blog, January 19, 2021

by Esther Shuman


Don Milne: "Stories Behind The Stars"

Fox News Martha MacCallum Podcast, December 17, 2020




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


Stories of World War II veterans compiled

www.theredstonerocket.com, November 10, 2020

by Katie Davis Skelley


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


Milburn woman uses lockdown to write stories of veterans

Sanpete Messenger, November 5, 2020

by Robert Stevens




The Stories Behind Rutherford's World War II Heroes

This is Rutherford, October 5, 2020

by Jennifer Ersalesi


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


Join the effort to profile every Alabama World War II casualty

Huntsville AL newspaper, September 27, 2020

by Shelly Haskins


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


LCN Archives Help Researcher Honor Local Airman Killed in WWII

The Lincoln County News, August 25, 2020

by Maia Zewert


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

Herald Times Reporter, August 7, 2020

by Krista Finstad Hanson


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

Newark Post, August 7, 2020

by Josh Shannon


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

Savannah Morning News, August 2, 2020

by Rona Simmons & Don Milne


'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


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)


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

KSL, July 4, 2020

by Arianne Brown


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

Utah Public Radio, July 2, 2020

by Eliza Hardy


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


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


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

Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 24, 2020

by Curt Brown


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


Utahn's project honors World War II fallen

Deseret News, November 10, 2018

by Jasen Lee


He remembers the fallen on their 100th birthday

Pueblo Chieftain, September 30, 2018

by Peter Roper



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