Articles By or About Megan and Her Research

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2020 Articles

  • October 14, 2020Politico – "Joe Biden’s Irish clan hopes for White House triumph" by Shawn Pogatchnik
  • October 12, 2020France 24 – "Irish locals show their colours in Biden’s ancestral home"
  • October 9, 2020Medium – "Best Babyhood Ever" by Megan Smolenyak
  • October 8, 2020CNN – "A county votes to rename Georgia elementary school after Michelle Obama" by Giulia Heyward and Saeed Ahmed
  • October 7, 2020Distractify – "Is Lin-Manuel Miranda Related to Alexander Hamilton? They Have Many Similarities" by Michelle Stein
  • September 23, 2020Derry Journal – "Joe Biden and Ireland: the US presidential candidate’s connections to County Derry, Louth and Down" by Finlay Greig
  • September 19, 2020The Buffalo News – "In Lackawanna, a labor martyr’s tombstone rises from the earth" by Sean Kirst
  • September 10, 2020Irish Central – "Joe Biden would be the fourth US President descended from Irish Famine migrants" by Niall O’Dowd
  • September 5, 2020The Buffalo News – "Reclaiming a hero who tried to save President McKinley" by Sean Kirst
  • August 19, 2020Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Airman Accounted For From World War II" (McMackin, Charles)
  • August 11, 2020The Buffalo News – "Blue Jays make big league history in Buffalo, even if few see it" by Sean Kirst
  • July 26, 2020BBC – Kintra with Helen Mark – "Blue-badge Ulster-Scots in the Maiden City, finding a playwright in the family tree and poems for wee people." (interview runs 12:03 to 20:10)
  • July 2020Association of the United States Army – "Medal of Honor: Henry Johnson" a graphic novel
  • May 24, 2020The Buffalo News – "On Memorial Day, remembering her dad’s close call at end of World War II" by Sean Kirst
  • May 11, 2020WNYC – "Tracing Your Family Tree at Home" Alison Stewart interviews Megan
  • May 1, 2020Irish America – "Famous Genealogist Solves Her Own Family’s Mystery" by Megan Smolenyak
  • March 16, 2020Hometown Stations – "Local Korean POW remains are coming home" by Lauren Siegel & Joseph Sharpe
  • March 14, 2020The Lima News – "Remains of Korean War POW being returned to family in Lima" (Winchester, William J.) by J Swygart
  • March 12, 2020Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From World War II" (McCurley, Ballard)
  • March 12, 2020Tampa Bay Times – "Coronavirus forces Tampa Bay to cancel flights, plans, trips — even weddings" by Christopher Spata
  • March 12, 2020New York Post – "Trace your heritage and find your family tree on a visit to Ireland" by Vanita Salisbury
  • March 10, 2020The American Legion – "Director thanks Legion for its covenant with MIAs" by Jeff Stoffer
  • February 9, 2020Commercial-News – "Griffis: Happy birthday, Mr. President!" by Joan Griffis
  • February 1, 2020The Buffalo News – "After 65 years, she learns she exists because Kenmore man rescued her dad" by Sean Kirst
  • January 15, 2020KLTV-7 – "Remains found in North Korea identified as East Texas soldier missing since 1950" (Evans, Junior C.)
  • January 13, 2020Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (McCollum, William J.)

2019 Articles

  • December 11, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Winchester, William J.)
  • December 10, 2019CBS21 News – "York County soldier buried at Arlington 69 years after his death" (Markle, Earl H.) by Michael Gorsegner
  • November 20, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Lacsamana, Maximiano T.)
  • October 29, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From World War II" (Franco, Porfirio C.)
  • October 29, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Phy, Herman R.)
  • October 23, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From World War II" (Cagle, Connie)
  • October 16, 2019Defense Visual Information Distribution Service – "Military Funeral Honors With Funeral Escort are Conducted for U.S. Army Air Force 1st Lt. Seymour Drovis in Section 57" (Drovis, Seymour P.)
  • September 24, 2019CBS4 WTTV-TV – "DPAA Director gives update on remains repatriated from North Korea last July" by Katie Oakley
  • September 22, 2019The Buffalo News – "’A martyr for working people’: Tale of hero steelworker comes to life" by Sean Kirst
  • September 16, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (McCollum, William J.)
  • September 16, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Winchester, William J.)
  • September 12, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Betar, Autrey J.)
  • September 10, 2019FOX10 – "Hero’s Homecoming: Soldier killed in Korean War heading home to Mobile" (Cates, James G.) by Tyler Fingert
  • September 3, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Wilson, Gerald N.)
  • September 2, 2019USA Today – "Mike Pence has a deep affection for Ireland. It’s not completely reciprocated" by Maureen Groppe
  • August 28, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From World War II" (Ferrara, Vincent J.)
  • August 28, 2019The Neshoba Democrat – "Philadelphia Korean War MIA finally coming home after nearly 70 years" (Cates, James G.)
  • July 31, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Phy, Herman R.)
  • July 27, 2019Task & Purpose – "68 years after disappearing during the Korean War, this soldier is finally home" (Lawler, Charles S.) by Jordan Travis
  • July 18, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From World War II" (Middlekauff, Raymond H.)
  • July 18, 2019WMAR2 News – "World War II soldier from Baltimore accounted for after going missing in combat in 1944" (Middlekauff, Raymond H.) by Khalida Volou
  • July 6, 2019The Epoch Times – "After 70 Years, 19-Year-Old Soldier Killed in Korean War Is Returning Home" (Markle, Earl H.) by Venus Upadhayaya
  • July 4, 2019CBS21 News – "Family finds closure after remains of Korean War veteran identified" (Markle, Earl H.) by Michael Gorsegner
  • July 4, 2019USA Today – "After nearly 70 years, a Pennsylvania farm boy killed in Korea will be coming home" (Markle, Earl H.) by Mike Argento
  • June 27, 2019FOX 43 – "Remains of Spring Grove soldier killed in the Korean War are accounted for" (Markle, Earl H.) by Keith Schweigert
  • June 27, 2019The Register-Herald – "Miss Liberty’s smile MIA" by Dr. John P. David
  • June 26, 2019The Clermont Sun – "Korean War veteran finally goes home" (Woods, Robert Lee) by Brett Milam
  • June 21, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Geary, Sterling)
  • June 17, 2019UpNorthLive.com – "Traverse City soldier who fought in Korean War returned to the United States" (Lawler, Charles S.) by Devon Mahieu
  • June 7, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From World War II" (Drovis, Seymour P.)
  • June 4, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Cates, James G.)
  • May 23, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Woods, Roger L.)
  • May 23, 2019AmyJohnsonCrow.com – "Army Repatriation: Bringing Them Home" by Amy Johnson Crow
  • May 15, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Lawler, Charles S.)
  • May 13, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From World War II" (Ross, Dale W.)
  • May 7, 2019CentralJersey.com – "Korean War veteran laid to rest 68 years later" (Suliman, Frank) by Kathy Chang
  • May 2, 2019WGXA – "Remains of Korean War vet travel back home to Dublin" (Rix, James C.) by Miles Garrett
  • May 1, 2019ConnectingVets.com – "Sixty-eight years later Korean War veteran returns home" (Suliman, Frank) by Julia Ledoux
  • April 30, 2019ABC7NY – "Korean War hero who died a POW finally laid to rest in New Jersey" (Suliman, Frank) by Sarah Rosenthal
  • April 24, 2019The New Yorker – "The Democratic Presidential Candidate Eager to Challenge Trump on Immigration"
  • April 26, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Geary, Jr., Sterling)
  • April 13, 2019The Buffalo News – "After 75 years, lost airman who longed for Buffalo comes home" (Rogers Jr., Vince) by Sean Kirst
  • April 10, 2019The Post and Courier – "Citadel graduate’s body went missing during Korean War. Now, he’ll be buried at Arlington." (Falk, Herman L.) by Thomas Novelly
  • April 10, 2019Organize Your Family History – "How They Do It: Megan Smolenyak" by Janine Adams
  • April 10, 2019Military.com – "Korean War POW Will Finally Be Buried in Arlington National Cemetery" (Falk, Herman L.) by Patricia Kime
  • March 28, 2019187th Fighter Wing – "Red Tails Honor The Legacy Of Fallen Tuskegee Airman" (Dickson, Lawrence E.) by Senior Airman Hayden Johnson
  • March 25, 2019The Grio – "M.I.A. Tuskegee Airman finally laid to rest, 75 years after being lost in heroic mission" (Dickson, Lawrence E.) by Dawn Onley
  • March 23, 2019Stars and Stripes – "A Tuskegee hero is buried 75 years after his death in World War II" (Dickson, Lawrence E.) by Michael E. Ruane
  • March 22, 2019Radio.com – "Tuskegee Airman Buried in Arlington 75 Years After Final Flight" (Dickson, Lawrence E.)
  • March 22, 20191010 WINS – "Personal Reflection: celebration of life in Arlington for Tuskegee hero" (Dickson, Lawrence E.) by Sharon Barnes-Waters
  • March 22, 2019The Washington Post – "A Tuskegee hero is buried 75 years after his death in World War II" (Dickson, Lawrence E.) by Michael E. Ruane
  • March 19, 2019WGXA – "Georgia Army soldier accounted for from Korean War" (Rix, James C.) by WGXA staff
  • March 11, 2019Military Times – "Remains of Army private killed in World War II identified" (Delaney, William F.) (Associated Press)
  • March 6, 2019AARP Bulletin – "What’s Hidden in Your DNA?" by Andrew Carroll
  • March 5, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From World War II" (Shuey, Cread E.)
  • February 24, 2019Defense Visual Information Distribution Service – "Tuskegee Airman posthumously honored after decades MIA" (Dickson, Lawrence E.) by Staff Sgt. Shawn Morris
  • February 14, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Rix, James C.)
  • February 13, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Accounted For From Korean War" (Schipani,George R.)
  • January 18, 2019Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Recently Returned From North Korea Accounted For" (Suliman, Frank J.)
  • January 16, 2019CBS Evening News – "Daughter of Tuskegee Airman gets answers about his death, 70 years later" (Dickson, Lawrence E.) by Jeff Glor
  • January 8, 2019The News-Gazette – "Travel/Ireland | Presidential connections abound" by Vivienne Mackie

2018 Articles

  • December 6, 2018Politifact – "Yes, Ann Coulter said she descended from ‘settlers,’ not ‘immigrants’" by Kyra Haas
  • November 30, 2018Stars and Stripes – "Remains of Tuskegee Airman missing since WWII identified" (Dickson, Lawrence E.) by William Howard
  • November 7, 2018PBS.org – "Last B-24" (Dickson, Lawrence E.)
  • November 1, 2018The New York Times – "100 Years After New York’s Deadliest Subway Crash" by Sam Roberts
  • October 30, 20181011 NOW – "WWII veteran to be buried in Nebraska after 73 years" (McBride, Eugene G.)
  • October 19, 2018Capital Gazette – "Our Say: Thoughts upon the long-delayed return of a native son" (Jubb, James Ivory)
  • October 15, 2018Capital Gazette – "Eastport soldier killed in Korean War to be buried Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery" (Jubb, James Ivory) by Rick Hutzell
  • October 12, 2018Upper Michigan’s Source – "Veteran Kipina to be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery" (Kipina, Marshall)
  • September 22, 2018The Daily Mining Gazette – "Kipina to rest in most hallowed ground" (Kipina, Marshall) by Graham Jaehnig
  • September 21, 2018Penn Live – "Scranton native killed in 1944 identified, will be buried Sept. 26" (Jenkins, Willard) by Paul Vigna
  • September 20, 2018Las Vegas Review-Journal – "Nevada woman has new reason for hope on MIA/POW Day" by Briana Erickson
  • September 20, 2018Stars and Stripes – "US identifies first two US soldiers from Korean War remains" (McDaniel, Charles H.) by Corey Dickstein
  • August 21, 2018Tampa Bay Times – "Immigration hardliner Ron DeSantis’ great-great-grandmother was nearly barred from America" by Steve Contorno
  • August 11, 2018Stars and Stripes – "Tuskegee airman’s daughter gets a golden ring found at his wartime crash site" (Dickson, Lawrence) by Michael E. Ruane
  • August 8, 2018Stars and Stripes – "In a sea of remains, a US military dog tag is found" (McDaniel, Charles Hobert) by Claudia Grisales
  • August 8, 2018NPR – "Sons Get ‘Certitude’ After Receiving Their Missing Father’s Korean War Dog Tag" (McDaniel, Charles Hobert) by Vanessa Romo
  • August 7, 2018The Buffalo News – "A century after scow rescue, medal for Red Hill Sr., legend of Niagara" by Sean Kirst
  • August 4, 2018The Buffalo News – "Scow rescue tribute brings together legendary Falls family" by Sean Kirst
  • July 31, 2018The New York Times – "Tuskegee Airman’s Remains Are Identified, Ending Daughter’s Quest for Answers" (Dickson, Lawrence) by Melissa Gomez
  • July 29, 2018ABC7 NY – "Remains Of NJ Tuskegee Airman Identified Nearly 74 Years Later" (Dickson, Lawrence) by Lucy Yang
  • July 28, 2018NPR – "Pentagon Identifies Remains Of Missing Tuskegee Airman" (Dickson, Lawrence) by Shannon Van Sant
  • July 22, 2018The Jerusalem Post – "World War II Hero Is Buried, 73 Years After He Was Killed By The Germans" (Rosenkrantz, David) by Paloma Esquivel and Laura Newberry/Los Angeles Times
  • July 21, 2018The Fayetteville Observer – "WWII paratrooper, missing for decades, buried with honors" (Rosenkrantz, David) by Drew Brooks
  • July 20, 2018LA Times – "An L.A. hero of World War II is buried, nearly 74 years after he was killed by the Germans" (Rosenkrantz, David) by Paloma Esquivel and Laura Newberry
  • July 16, 2018Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Funeral Announcement For Soldier Killed During World War II" (Rosenkrantz, David)
  • July 15, 2018Commercial-News – "Unclaimed Persons celebrates 10th anniversary" by Joan Griffis
  • July 14, 2018The Buffalo News – "A century ago, Western New Yorker helped turn tide in world war" by Sean Kirst
  • July 6, 2018NBC News – "Fact check: Trump wants Warren to prove her Native American heritage. Could she?" by Jane C. Timm
  • July 6, 2018Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Killed During World War II Accounted For" (Jenkins, Willard)
  • July 5, 2018Medium – "Jimmy Fallon’s Family Tree" by Megan Smolenyak
  • July 3, 2018KHOU – Houston, Texas – "Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For" (Hall, John W.)
  • June 23, 2018The Buffalo News – "As scow disintegrates, honoring heroes of epic rescue at Niagara Falls" by Sean Kirst
  • June 8, 2018Medium – "A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain and His Wild, Vagabond Roots" by Megan Smolenyak
  • June 7, 2018Medium – "7 Things You Didn’t Know about Prince’s Roots" by Megan Smolenyak
  • May 28, 2018UPMatters.com – "After almost 52 years, Calumet’s MIA soldier was never forgotten" (Kipina, Marshall) by Rebecca Bartelme
  • May 26, 2018Waco Tribune-Herald – "Veterans’ Voices: Lonnie Eichelberger" (Eichelberger, Lonnie) by Mary Drennon
  • May 25, 2018Medium – "Correcting the Record of WWI Hero and Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Henry Johnson" (Johnson, Henry) by Megan Smolenyak
  • May 22, 2018Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For" (Hall, John W.)
  • May 19, 2018WSB-TV – "Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama trace families to same metro Atlanta town" by Bob D’Angelo
  • May 18, 2018The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – "Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, trace families to Jonesboro" by Bo Emerson
  • May 16, 2018The Times-Tribune – "Unclaimed but still remembered" by Joseph Kohut
  • May 13, 2018Times Union – "Henry Johnson, Albany’s WWI hero, gets new honor a century after battle" (Johnson, Henry) by Steve Hughes
  • May 10, 2018Parade – "Tips for Tracing Your Family Tree" by Samantha Johnson
  • April 8, 2018The Washington Post – "After 73 years, the remains of a Tuskegee airman lost over Europe may have been found" (Dickson, Lawrence E.) by Michael E. Ruane
  • April 7, 2018The Roanoke Times – "CASEY: How would Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s immigrant ancestor have fared under immigration reform?" by Dan Casey
  • April 6, 2018Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Missing From Vietnam War Accounted For" (Kipina, Marshall F.)
  • March 27, 2018 (Updated April 4th) – Stuttgart Daily Leader – "Remains of war vet found" (McDowell, William C.) by Eplunus Brooks Colvin
  • March 27, 2018Cleveland.com – "A Korean War MIA finally gets a name and a grave" (Simon, Peter) by Brian Albrecht
  • March 25, 2018AP News – "74 years later, a pilot who crashed in France returns home" (Fazekas, Frank) by Carrie Antlfinger and Jeffrey Schaeffer
  • March 23, 2018Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Funeral Announcement For Soldier Killed During The Korean War" (Simon, Pete W.)
  • March 22, 2018Texarkana Gazette – "Rudy’s return – Arkansan who went missing during WWII to be laid to rest today" (Johnson, Rudolph “Rudy”) by Karl Richter
  • March 17, 2018The Fayetteville Observer – "Fort Bragg paratrooper, missing more than 70 years, is coming home" (Rosenkrantz, David) by Drew Brooks
  • March 15, 2018Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Killed During Korean War Accounted For" (Jubb, J.)
  • March 14, 2018Stars and Stripes – "Remains of Korean War POW headed to Michigan for burial" (Harkness, Harry) (Associated Press)
  • March 11, 2018Medium – "How Katy Perry’s Irish Ancestress Cashed in on California’s Gold Rush" by Megan Smolenyak
  • February 6, 2018Maven – "The Real Migrants of Washington D.C."™ – The Trumps & Pence edition
  • January 29, 2018The Washington Post – "How ‘chain migration’ brought us the Trump White House" by Philip Bump
  • January 25, 2018RAWSTORY – "Trump has a bizarre hatred for ‘chain migration’ – but Mike Pence’s family is the perfect example of it" by Sarah K. Burris
  • January 18, 2018Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For" (McDowell, W.)
  • January 10, 2018 (Updated January 19th)Houston Chronicle – "Decades after dying in battle, a World War II soldier is buried in home soil" (Eichelberger, Lonnie B.C.) by Emily Foxhall
  • January 10, 2018Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency – "Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For" (Quintero, A.)
  • January 5, 2018KWTX – Waco, Texas – "Recently accounted for World War II Veteran from Waco to be buried with full honors" (Eichelberger, Lonnie B.C.)