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Stories Behind the Stars in the News 2023

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 for 20. Older stories are saved in separate posts (2020-2021 here, 2022 here).

2024 to mark 80th anniversary of SS Leopoldville sinking

The News-Item, Shamokin, PA, December 27, 2023

World War II Christmas Eve tragedy claimed Greene County soldier

Herald Standard, Uniontown, PA, December 24, 2023

Westmoreland natives killed in Christmas Eve 1944 U-boat attack have lives preserved digitally

Trib Liv, Jeff Himler, Taretum, PA December 24, 2023

World War II Christmas Eve tragedy of SS Leopoldville claimed four from county

Latrobe Bulletin, PA, December 22, 2023

World War II Christmas Eve tragedy claimed Greene County soldier

Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA, December 22, 2023

Stories Behind the Star: Stories of Monessen’s sons lost in WWII are now being told

The MonValley Independent, by John Turanin, McKeesport, PA, December 9, 2023

It’s Not That We Forgot; It’s That We Never Knew

Athens Daily Review, Amelia Abby, Athens, TX, November 30, 2023

Native son perishes in World War II's greatest loss of life at sea

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, November 30, 2023

Three native sons perish in WWII’s greatest loss of life at sea from enemy action

Berks Weekly, Reading, PA , November 22, 2023

Lehigh Valley man was killed in action on Nov. 11, 1943. Here’s his story.

Ther Morning Call, Lehigh Valley, PA, November 11, 2023

Ohio student on quest to honor our nation’s heroes: ‘Their sacrifices aren’t forgotten

CBS 19 News, by Nichole Vransky, Cleveland, OH, November 9, 2023

Johnston earned his wings for war

Marysville The Advocate, Marysville, KS, Jim Sheetz, November 8, 2023

Frackville sailor lost at sea on submarine during WWII

Time News, Lehighton, PA, November 7, 2023

Local soldier lost in World War II sinking of U.S. submarine

Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, October 25, 2023

Williamsport Sun-Gazette, September 15, 2023

Honoring Fayette County POWs / MIA

Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA, September 15, 2023

The Bradford Era, PA, Marcie SchellhammerSeptember 15, 2023

Scranton Time-Tribune, PA, Jeff Horvath, September 15, 2023

Clinton Countian Sal Ferrara remembered as WW II hero

The Express, Lock Haven, PA, September 12, 2023

Stories Behind the Stars: Sweet memories of a WWII romance

Times Journal (Schoharie, NY), August 3, 2023

Citizens' Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA), August 2, 2023

Local man among victims in 1945 sinking of vessel

Altoona Mirror (PA), August 1, 2023

Local man's sacrifice recalled 80 years after bombing of 'Hitler's gas station'

Indiana Gazette (Indiana, PA), July 31, 2023

Unbroken line of patriots: Local heroes lost in USS Indianapolis tragedy 78 years ago

The Times Tribune (Scranton, PA), July 30, 2023

Operation Tidal Wave

Observer-Reporter (Washington, PA), July 27, 2023

US Navy's greatest loss at sea on a single ship included Bradford County sailor

The Daily Review (Towanda, PA), July 25, 2023


New Castle News (PA), July 26, 2023


Morning Times (Sayre, PA), July 26, 2023

Speaking for the Fallen

Left Behind Podcast, July 4, 2023

Volunteers honor local D-Day fallen from 116th Infantry Regiment

Berks Weekly (Reading, PA), June 11, 2023

Remembering the Fallen on D-Day

Council on Foreign Relations, James M. Lindsay and Michelle Kurilla

Stories Behind The Stars: 1st Lieutenant Robert Amans

The Monroe Times (WI), Krista Finstad Hanson, June 6, 2023

Coplay man killed in D-Day invasion remembered in Stories Behind the Stars

Lehigh Valley News (PA), June 6, 2023

Local D-Day fallen remembered

Gettysburg Times (PA), June 6, 2023

Forest County native among those killed on D-Day

Times Observer (Warren, PA), Josh Cotton, June 6, 2023

Volunteers honor local D-Day fallen from 116th Infantry Regiment

Latrobe Bulletin (PA), June 6, 2023

Volunteers honor Bradford County soldier lost in D-Day

The Daily Review (Towanda, PA), June 6, 2023

Danville resident's sacrifice as part of D-Day invading forces recognized

The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), Rick Dandes, June 5, 2023

Volunteers honor two local D-Day fallen from 116th Infantry Regiment

The Corry Journal (Corry, PA), June 5, 2023

Volunteers honor local D-Day fallen

Daily Courier (Connellsville, PA), June 5, 2023

‘Stories Behind the Stars’: Worcester man honored among D-Day fallen soldiers

The Mercury (Exton, PA), June 5, 2023

Volunteers honor local D-Day fallen from 116th Infantry Regiment

Gettysburg Connection (PA), June 3, 2023

Project honors Oneonta-area soldiers killed during WWII

The Daily Star (Oneonta, NY), Laura Takores, June 1, 2023

Stories to Share?

The Advocate (Marysville, KS), May 31, 2023

Remembering veterans who died in World War II by telling their stories

Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME), Steve Sherlock, May 29, 2023

Memorial Day: Serviceman’s WWII death is among York County stories behind the stars

York Daily Record (York, PA), Jim McClure, May 29, 2023

I help chronicle the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II

The Seattle Times, Carl Sander, May 28, 2023

Stories Behind the Stars

The News Courier (Athens, AL), C.P. Bailey, May 28, 2023

also in Yahoo News

Honoring the 421,000 WWII Americans Who Never Returned Home

AARP Magazine, Aaron Kassraie, May 4, 2023

Beyond the names of the slain: Telling the stories of World War II's fallen

At Ease Magazine, Glenda C Booth, May 2023

Nearly 80 Years Later, 41 PA Men Who Died In World War II Remembered

Various Pennsylvania news organizations

Kansas volunteers needed for WWII storytelling project

Wichita Eagle, Amy Renee Leiker, January 2, 2023

'Stories Behind the Stars' honor fallen Kansas soldiers

The Active Age (KS), Joe, Stumpe, January 2023

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