Stories Behind the Stars is a non profit initiative to write the stories of every one of the 400,000+ US WWII fallen. 

 

During World War II a banner with a gold star was presented to the families of the fallen.

 

The Stories Behind the Stars Initiative was created to organize one central digital location to collect the stories of the 400,000+ Americans who were killed during World War II.

 

These stories will be digitally linked to all war memorials and cemeteries by a smartphone app so visitors can read the stories of the fallen.

 

Stories Behind the Stars trains volunteers to do this. Use this link to volunteer. There are currently more than 1,000 people from all 50 US states and 13 countries involved.

 

They have completed all of the stories from one state so far – Utah. With the help of 125 volunteers we wrote the stories of all 2,100 Utah WWII fallen.

 

They have nearly 100 volunteers currently writing the stories of the 2,502 US D-Day fallen. Although this project is only 2 months old, they are already more than halfway done. Next they will be doing the stories of all the US WWII fallen buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

 

The stories are being saved to one freely accessible database – Fold3. They are developing a smartphone app that will allow anyone to scan these names from any memorial or gravestone and immediately get a link to the story.

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