Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., War Department, Press Releases and Related Records, 1942-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data:

Press Releases and Related Records, compiled 1942–1945. NAID: 1565957. Record Group 337: Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces, 1916–1956. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.

About U.S., War Department, Press Releases and Related Records, 1942-1945

Did your ancestor’s war story make the papers? This collection consists of press releases and other records created by the U.S. Army’s Ground Special Information Section and sent to newspapers for publication in the United States. Many tell stories of meritorious actions and most are about individual soldiers or sometimes specific units.

Details vary depending on the story, but you might find name, birthplace, age, rank and unit, family members, medal and citation details, and other items.