Faces of Freedom

By Bill Ruminski, SouthtownStar.com, April 2011
Filed under: Maps, Database, Flash, Video, Audio

Photo editor Larry Ruehl read that more than 850 World War II veterans die each day across America, so the SouthtownStar set out to document the area men and women who served in the war while they were still with us. We photographed nearly 200 people, interviewed many of them and collected questionnaires from all of them. We published a special print section on Veterans Day and produced an online presentation that involved audio, video, a slideshow, a searchable database and an online map.

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