In the News Through the Years at MarineParents.com

This is an assortment of articles that have been done on the organization and our outreach programs. Some of the older links, back to 2003, are no longer functioning.

KOMU NBC News

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Columbia Missourian

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ConnectMidMissouri.com

September, 2014 Issue: Click here to read more...

Columbia Access Television

November, 2013 Issue: To view the segment click here, select the show “Making a Difference” from the drop-down menu, and choose the November, 2013 option.

Columbia Daily Tribune

October, 2013 Issue: Click here to read more...

Connect Mid-Missouri

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Columbia Daily Tribune

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KOMU 8 NBC News

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Leatherneck Magazine

September, 2013 Issue: Click here to read more...

Armed Forces Radio Network

August, 2013 Issue: Click here to read more...

Examiner.com

July, 2012 Issue: Click here to read more...

Vox Magazine

April, 2012 Issue: Click here to read more...

ConnectMidMissouri.com

March, 2012 Issue: Click here to read more...

KOMU NBC News

September, 2011 Issue: Click here to read more...

Ridgewood-GlenRock Patch

September, 2011 Issue: Click here to read more...

IslandPacket.com

January, 2011 Issue: Click here to read more...

Bluffton Today

January, 2011 Issue: Click here to read more...

KWTX.com

Noveember, 2010 Issue: Click here to read more...

Daily Herald

Noveember, 2010 Issue: Click here to read more...

Mankato Free Press

October, 2010 Issue: Click here to read more...

Fox News

August, 2010 Issue: Click here to read more...

Associated Press

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U-T San Diego

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The Tennessean

July, 2010 Issue: Click here to read more...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

April, 2010 Issue: Click here to read more...

Marine Corps Times

February, 2010 Issue: Click here to read more...

News-Leader.com

October, 2009 Issue: Click here to read more...

WHTM.com

September, 2009 Issue: Click here to read more...

ENCToday.com

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OC Register

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SoMdNews.com

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KTVI-FOX2Now.com

July, 2009 Issue: Click here to read more...

Hickory Record

May, 2009 Issue: Click here to read more...

Marines.Mil

April, 2009 Issue: Click here to read more...

Inside Columbia Magazine

April, 2009 Issue: Click to read PDF Version

The Fox Report with Shepard Smith

Wednesday, December 20, 2006: FOX News Correspondent Jeff Goldblatt interviews with Tracy Della Vecchia, founder of MarineParents.com and Marine Parent member Larry Sharp. For more information, Click here to read more...

Columbia Daily Tribune: Home front packages with care

Published Sunday, December 10, 2006 By SARA SEMELKA of the Tribune’s staff. A story of the volunteer families shipping care packages for The Care Package Project™ from MarineParents.com. Click here to read more...

St. Petersburg Times: On the Homefront segment

Published November 19, 2006, A club they'd love to leave By Brady Dennis, Times Staff Writer, features Dick Linn, one of our volunteers and Gold Star Father sharing the importance of connecting and sharing with other Gold Star Marine Corps Families on MarineParents.com. Click here to read more....

Wisconsin State Journal: Team Marine Parents

Published November 13, 2006 By Gena Kittner. Catching Up: Iraq war veteran marks third marathon finish. Marine Neil Schalk, an Iraq War Veteran and purple heart recipient finishes the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC to raise funds for his comrades through The Care Package Project™ for MarineParents.com. Click for story.

Marines Recalled After Leaving Military

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 By THOMAS WATKINS, Associated Press Writer. Click here to read more...

The Today Show

Thursday, August 18, 2005: Some of Gold Star Marine Corps Family members appeared on The Today Show for a segment discussing Cindy Sheehan.

NPR, Day to Day with Mike Pesca

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 with Tracy Della Vecchia, Founder of MarineParents.com, Inc. on the military families' reactions to Cindy Sheehan. Click here for taped broadcast

CNN with Anderson Cooper

Monday, August 15, 2005, Tina Lucero, Gold Star Mom and member of the MarineParents.com web site appears with Anderson Cooper on 360, CNN.

CNN Headline News

Friday, August 12, 2005, MarineParents.com web site appears on the "Web Worthy" segment of CNN Headline News.

CNN with Wolf Blitzer

Friday, August 12, 2005, MarineParents.com member and Gold Star Mom, Georgette Frank, on CNN with Wolf Blitzer Click here for more information...

Radio Free Europe

Thursday, August 11, 2005, MarineParents.com founder Tracy Della Vecchia talks with Radio Free Europe about Cindy Sheehan's actions to speak with President George W. Bush at the Crawford Ranch in Texas. Click here to read more...

CNN

Saturday, August 6, 2005, MarineParents.com and founder Tracy Della Vecchia on CNN during the 6:00 p.m. broadcast (Eastern Time). Click here for more information and transcript...

NBC Nightly News

Wednesday, July 27, 2005, MarineParents.com and founder Tracy Della Vecchia on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Click here for more information ~ Click here to read more...

FOXNews.com: Not Your Daddy's Morse Code

June 6, 2005 Fox News Story by Molly Bernhart.Click here to read more....

Fox News

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 MarineParents.com founder Tracy Della Vecchia on Fox News, and a subsequent article written for Fox News Online. Click here for online version...

CNN Sunday Morning

Sunday, May 29, 2005 MarineParents.com founder, Tracy Della Vecchia, on CNN Sunday Morning.

The New York Times Magazine

Sunday, May 29, 2005 MarineParents.com and Founder Tracy Della Vecchia and member Georgette Frank are the cover story for The New York Times Sunday Magazine in an article called "A Mother's War" by Cynthia Gorney. Click for NY Times Story | Click for free audio/video preview

PDF Version of NY Times Article (no photos)


CBS Sunday Morning

Mother's Day, 2005, founder Tracy Della Vecchia working on the Care Packet Project™, and member Georgette Frank featured on CBS Sunday Morning.

The Today Show

Christmas Day, 2005: Several families of Marines from the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment state appear on The Today Show, as a family that met on the web site MarineParents.com. Their sons were all stationed together as the 1/8 in Fallujah, Iraq in the winter of 2004. After meeting on the web site message boards, they realized they were within a 70 mile radius of each other.

December 7, 2004:

President Bush Awards Our Volunteer Katia

President George W. Bush presented the President's Volunteer Service Award to Kathryn Ostapuk when he arrived in Miramar, California on Tuesday, December 7, 2004. Ostapuk, 24, is an active volunteer with MarineParents.com. PDF of White House press release | The President's Schedule | Story 1 | Story 2 | Story 3 w/ photos. Click photo to enlarge.

CBS Evening News on Tuesday, November 9, 2004, featured MarineParents.com volunteer, Diane De Paolo.

April 11, 2004, Tracy Della Vecchia appeared on Fox News with Geraldo Rivera.

Tracy Della Vecchia and several parents from the web site were interviewed by Ari Shapiro of NPR (National Public Radio) regarding reactions to Saddam's capture for the December 15 airing of "Morning Edition". Visit this link to hear the audio in full:

NPR Morning Edition: Military Families Cheer Saddam's Capture

MarineParents.com was interviewed on December 14 regarding Saddam's capture by the BBC out of London.

MarineParents.com was featured on CNN International with Richard Quest out of London on July 9, 2003.

Founder flew to Atlanta for MarineParents.com to be featured on CNN Headline News with Erica Hill of Hotwired on Friday, April 11, 2003. They aired two interviews, 8:45 p.m. & 9:45 p.m. Eastern time. We've also been on local ABC, NBC, and CBS affiliates as well as sister stations in the Midwest.

We've been on numerous radio stations around the world including the BBC broadcasting out of Washington DC, as well as radio stations in New Zealand and Australia. Wendy Kaufman of NPR (National Public Radio) did a story that aired on "All Things Considered" on the afternoon of Monday, April 7, 2003. To hear the national NPR Radio Broadcast: click here or visit www.npr.org or visit the page that features the article by clicking here.

Another NPR story that references several MarineParents.com web site parents and Marines: NPR's Wendy Kaufman talks to the parents of some of the U.S. Marines who've been involved in the fighting in Iraq. Lance Cpl. Jeremy Whitworth called his folks on the phone Wednesday and told them to look for him in the television news coverage of the Baghdad celebrations. Click here to hear the file...

Here's a local NPR interview with Tracy Della Vecchia for the www.MarineParents.com web site. Very candid...it's a large file and you'll need Real Player or some type of software that will play audio .ram files. Click for Local NPR Interview with MarineParents.com.

July 28, 2003: The BBC out of the UK has talked with us several times over the course of the last week. We've been featured on "The World Today" out of London, the "Live Five" morning show as well as a couple other programs. They have a great deal of interest in how we as families are holding up with the challenges still being faced by our Marines in Iraq, as well as what we do to keep this new online community functioning and providing services to Marine Corps families.

July 31, 2003: The BBC (www.bbc.co.uk) did a live broadcast for their evening news with Tracy Della Vecchia of MarineParents.com. The interview included a gentleman originally from Iraq, that now lives in the UK, and his perspective of the military presence post his recent 3-week visit to Iraq.

Here are some television broadcasts as well as printed newspaper articles about the MarineParents.com web site as well as how parents, wives, and family are sharing and learning from each other online.


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