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Patricia Gaffney-Ansel makes the New Haven Metro
in June, 1998 (among several other papers)
In Memory of 2LT Philip George Gaffney, Jr.
KIA 11 March, 1945 in the Finnestere Mountains of Papua New Guinea

 

Walt Linne and Barbara Kelly make the Hoosier Times
Memorial Day, 2000
In Memory of SGT Walter John Linne
KIA 24 March, 1945 Near Germersheim on the Rhine, Germany
In Memory of 2LT George R. Francis
KIA 18 November, 1944 in Southern France

 

Pat Albani makes the Albuquerque Journal
Memorial Day, 2000
In Memory of S1c Albert Michael Cervenak
KIA 11 May, 1945 Aboard the USS Bunker Hill, Okinawa, Japan

 



Sam Tannenbaum makes the Miami Herald
Memorial Day, 2000
In Memory of PVT Henry Irving Tannenbaum
KIA 11 January, 1945, Ottre, Belgium

 


Brenda Burchfield makes the Knoxville News Sentinel
for the dedication, in England to the 455th Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Automatic Weapons Group -- Fathers Day, 2000
In Memory of PFC Andrew James Scalf
KIA 27 February, 1945, Gerderath, Germany

 

Kathie Rowland makes the Philadelphia Enquirer
on September 10, 2000 in a touching story about how a reunion
of her Dad's unit (157th Infantry) brought her face to face
with the half sister she'd never met!
In Memory of PVT Robert A. Gordon
KIA 18 October, 1944 Jeanmenil, France

 

Kathie Rowland makes the Darien News-Review
on April 30, 2001, in another story about meeting her half sister, Jessica.
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Brenda Kightlinger makes the Erie Times
on May 6, 2001 in a story supporting the WWII Memorial.
In Memory of PVT Morris Leigh Thomas
KIA 6 October, 1944 Opheusden, Netherlands
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Joe Ormond makes the Eureka, CA Times Standard
on Sunday, May 27, 2001 in a story about his Father, Bud and his Uncle, Vernon.
In Memory of 1LT Clarence Eugene "Bud" Zieske
KIA 12 August, 1944 near Amiens, France
And In Memory of 1LT Vernon Zieske
KIA 26 January, 1945 in Germany
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Cheri Fleming makes the San Diego Union-Tribune
on Sunday May 27, 2001 in a story about her Father, Bud.
In Memory of 1LT James "Bud" Fleming
KIA 10 August, 1944 over German-occupied France
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Ann MIx & three other members make the Johnson City Press
on Sunday June 17, 2001 in a Fathers Day story about AWON.
In Memory of PVT Sydney Worthington Bennett
KIA 19 April, 1945, Mongiorgio, Italy
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Damon Rarey makes the Santa Barbara News Press
on Monday July 2, 2001 in a story about his Father, George.
In Memory of CPT George W. Rarey
KIA 27 June, 1944 over France
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Paula Baker went to Armaucourt, in the Lorraine area of France,
to unveil a placque dedicated to her father and other combatants of the 35th Division.

Paula was there concurrently with the attacks in the U.S. on the
World Trade Center and the Pentagon -- and drew coverage of nearly 400
inches, of which this story (translated from French) is just one example.
In Memory of PVT Richard Harlan Evans
KIA 30 September, 1944 near Armacourt, France
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Sandy MacDuffee makes the Birmingham, N.Y. Press & Sun-Bulletin
in Mid-November, 2001 in a story about perserving her Father's memory
in Tom Brokaw's latest book, "The Greatest Generation Speaks.
In Memory of PFC Hohn Chichilla
KIA 28 January, 1945 in the Battle of the Bulge
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Damon Rarey makes the Chicago Tribune and the Tucson Citizen
on June 14, 2002 in a story about Fathers Day. Thanks to Pat Fabri for flagging the story.
In Memory of CPT George W. Rarey
KIA 27 June, 1944 over France
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Bill Chiodo's story about his Father: "The War Hero" makes the Hartford Courant
on Sunday, March 21, 2004 -- written by Bill McGuire.
In Memory of 2LT Godfrey Joseph Savard
Died 22 October, 1945 near Leghorn, Italy
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Patricia Gaffney Kindig's story on "The Gravity of WWII Stars" makes the Washington Post
on Sunday, May 2, 2004
In Memory of 2LT George P. Gaffney, Jr.
KIA 11 March, 1944 in the Finesterre Mountains of Papua New Guinea
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Tina Aden's story on "Daughter of war orphan to accept grandfather's honor "

makes the Perry County Replubclic-Monitor
on Thursday, May 20, 2004
In Memory of PFC George T. Davis
KIA 19 April, 1945 at Badia di Sopra, Italy
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Shirley Jackson McKinney's story on "WWII Memorial Draws Families"
makes the Arkansas Democrat Gazette
on Sunday, May 23, 2004
In Memory of CPT Earl L. Jackson
KIA 23 Feb 45 at Korrenzig, Germany
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Shirley Jackson McKinney's picture makes the front cover
of the Harrisburg Patriot
on Sunday, May 30, 2004
In Memory of CPT Earl L. Jackson
KIA 23 Feb 45 at Korrenzig, Germany
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Jean Klein, Mother of AWONer Charlene Kesey Busby makes the front cover
of the Style section of the Washington Post.
on Sunday, May 30, 2004
In Memory of S/SGT Charles Franklin Kesey
KIA 11 June 44
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Nick Mott makes the Troy Daily News, Troy, Ohio
on Monday, July 5, 2004
In Memory of PVT Garner William Mott
KIA 7 May 45
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Rondy Elliott makes the Durham Herald Sun, Durham, NC.
on Sunday, June 6, 2004, the 60th anniversary of D-Day.
In Memory of CPL Franklin Maynard Elliott
KIA 6 June 44
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Larry Strother makes the Parkersburg News and Sentinel, Parkersburg, West Virginia
on Sunday, July 11, 2004
In Memory of PVT Raymond Snowden Strother
KIA 24 May 44
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Jeanne Rhinehart makes the Harrisburg Patriot, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
on Friday, October 15, 2004
In Memory of 1LT Glenn Ulrich Brooks, Jr.
KIA 22 March 43
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Patricia Gaffney-Kindig makes the Rocky Mountain News
on Friday, January 14, 2005
In Memory of 2LT Goerge Philip Gaffney, Jr.
KIA 11 March 44 in New Guinea
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Bob Holliday and Terry Boettcher make the DesMoines Register
on Sunday, May 29, 2005
In Memory of CPT Karl O. Holliday, KIA 13 April 1945, Klotz, Germany
In Memory of SSG Donald Boettcher, Died 11 January 1948,
Veterans Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa
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Roger and Sharon Connor make the San Diego Union-Tribune
on Sunday, May 29, 2005
In Memory of PVT George Roger Connor, KIA 4 January 1945, in Belgium
In Memory of SGT William Edward Crowley, KIA 15 July 1944, near Yap Island, in the Pacific
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Shirley McKinney and her family make The Southern Illinoisan
on Sunday, May 29, 2005
In Memory of CPT Earl L. Jackson, KIA 23 February 1945, in Germany
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Joyce Reynolds and her family make The Florida Press-Tribune
on Wednesday, June 15, 2005
In Memory of PVT Clarence E. McCollum, KIA 20 October 1944, in Prummern, Germany
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Marilyn Bowers Jensen makes The South Idaho Press
on Veterans Day, November 11, 2005
In Memory of PFC Rex M. Bowers, KIA 25 January 1945,
near Weiswampach, Luxembourg
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Betty Coburn Crouch and her husband make The Aging Arkansas
in their December issue, 2005
In Memory of Betty's Dad, L.V. Coburn
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Judi Kramer makes The Kitsap Sun
in their May 29, 2006 issue
In Memory of Judi's Dad, 1LT Romaine Hollis
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Dave Fish makes The Ventura County Star
in their June 12, 2006 issue
In Memory of Dave's Dad, 1st Lt. Doit Fish
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Jerry Pinkerton makes The Dallas Morning News
in their May 25, 2007 Memorial Day issue
In Memory of Jerry's Dad, PFC Ralph Clinton Pinkerton
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Dianne Baczynski makes The Novato Advance
in their Wednesday, May 23, 2007 issue
In Memory of Dianne's Dad, PFC Frank Henry Wiegand
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Barbara Bardes makes The Cincinnati Post (online)
in their Monday, May 28, 2007 issue
In Memory of Barbara's Dad, 2LT Bill Bischoff
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Dianne Baczynski makes The Novato Advance
in their Wednesday, November 7, 2007 issue
In Memory of Dianne's Dad, PFC Frank Henry Wiegand
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Shirley Jackson McKinney makes The Aging Arkansas
in their April Issue, 2008
In Memory of Shirley's Dad, CPT Earl L. Jackson
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Lois Brown Klein makes the Santa Barbara News Press
on Sunday, Fathers' Day, June 15, 2008 in a story about her new book.
In Memory of MAJ Ira Brown
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Patricia Ball Morrison makes the Pittsburgh Valley News Dispatch
on Sunday, June 6, 2008 in a story about her growing up.
In Memory of 2LT Lewis S. Ball
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Gerry Morenski, Diane Pollard, and Donna LaPointe make The Boston Globe
on Sunday, May 30, 2010 in a story about visiting their fathers' graves.
In Memory of CPL David L. Conway, CPL James Howard Hardy,

and SGT William G. Aubut. To read the full story, Click Here!

 

Rik Peirson makes The Santa Barbara News Press
Memorial Day, May 30, 2011 in a story about AWON's Wreath & Banner program

and a series of love letters found in '09. In memory of all the AWON men remembered
in 16 overseas cemeteries all over the world.
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