Last month year-to-date visits to this website passed a third of a million. If the current growth in interest continues on pace it will pass half a million by the end of the year and could reach one million by mid 2018. I am glad to see an increasing interest in the stories of some of the 404,800 Americans who never came home from World War 2.
While all the fallen deserve our remembrance and I am only able to profile a fraction of them, some of the stories really stand out. Here are three profiles from October that, if you missed them, are especially worth reading:
- Captain Harry Barker showed leadership that was honored by a Navy Cross at the Battle of Guam.
- Last month was the 75th anniversary of many of the hard-fought battles in the seas near Guadalcanal. The US Navy would lose 5,000 men to protect the island from Japanese recapture. One of those lost was John Hunter who spent his 25th birthday floating in the wreckage of the sunken USS Meredith.
- Too many families lost loved ones during the war. In the case of the Herr family, not just airman Ordien Herr was killed, but also two of his brothers.
Back when this project exceeded 100,000 visits, I created this video to share. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXt8QA481lY
On behalf of the fallen, if you would like to see more people become aware of this project to honor the WW2 fallen, be sure to share with others on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Thanks for your interest!
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