|Project Title||World War II Reaseach|
|Project Summary||5075 men and one woman are buried in the American Cemetery in WWII, most killed during the Battle of the Bulge. Sadly, most of their stories are untold. Researchers are needed to find their stories and log them into an online data base.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||7|
The American Battlefields Monument Commission's cemetery (ABMC) is Luxembourg is a magnificent place, a fitting memorial to the 5,076 brave military personnel who died defending freedom in Europe during the winter of 1944-1945. Everyone knows the stories of General George Patton and a few Medal of Honor winners buried here. But for the most part, the other people are mostly unknown to the general project. The Public Affairs Section is working with the ABMC to create an online database with stories about everyone. There is a wealth of information online but it is far-flung and disjointed. A virtual intern would have a list of names form which to work and would research online sources such as local newspapers, military records, veterans' sites, etc. to find as much information as possible about the life and death of the American soldier buried in Luxembourg. This information will then be sent to us here and uploaded into a database.
|Ability to determine veracity of information and trustworthiness of source|
An interest or knowledge of history and WWII is helpful. An interest in genealogy is helpful but not necessary.