Friday, January 15, 2021

Stories Behind The Stars - The Fallen of World War II

 

In July of 2020 I ran across an article about The Stories Behind The Stars, a project of telling all the stories of the over 400,000 mean and women who did not come home from World War II. Started by Don Milne as a way to honor those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice, a noble task, indeed.

I wrote about the project here, on July 7th 2020 and soon joined as a biographer of some of these heroes. I chose to profile the 45th Division Thunderbirds out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma because I happen to live in Oklahoma at the present time. What an honor it has been to learn and write about these seemingly very ordinary people who were asked to do extraordinary things, and didn't hesitate.

We are now going to start biographing the heroes of D-Day at Normandy, France code name Operation Overlord. Too many heroes died at Normandy, they were from the 1st Infantry Division, the 4th Infantry Division, the 29th Infantry Division, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 101st Airborne Division, and the 2nd Ranger Battalion to name a few. 

In the meantime I'm going to share some of the profiles I have written, maybe it will inspire you to join our group of writers and researchers, or to learn about these people that made sure we are free, the cost: their lives.

The very first biography I did was about a young man named James Mabante, I hope you enjoy his story.

James Mabante - 49 Missions, Almost Home







http://www.thepastwhispers.net/2020/07/

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