Careington Honors Their WWII Family Heroes


Careington's WWII Heroes


Russell Barager
Father of Careington CEO, Barbara (Barager) Fasola


On my fourth trip to the Normandy, France D-Day Beaches, I took my father and mother along. As a daughter of a World...

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James Edward Sell
Uncle of Careington owner, Dr. Martin Rinker


1916 - 2007. By trade, James was a chemical engineer, but it was his unique artistic skills that served our country in a...

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Charles Edgar (Eddie) Handlin
Grandfather of Justin Hajek, Director of Program Management, DialCare


10/1/1923 - 2/17/1985. Charles (Eddie) Handlin entered the Navy in the spring of 1943 and went to basic training/boot camp...

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Leslie Nathaniel Prewitt
Grandfather of Melissa Baumann, Chief Financial Officer


Inducted 8/8/1942 with honorable discharge 10/21/1945. Nathaniel Prewitt witnessed intense action in North Africa and Italy...

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Andrew Peyton Burke
Grandfather of Melissa Baumann, Chief Financial Officer


Inducted 2/25/1944 with honorable discharge 11/24/1945. Private Andrew Burke served with the USMC in the...

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Edward Scott
Great Uncle of Jamie Saunders, VP of Marketing & Communications


11/21/1918 - 10/17/1943. Edward Monroe Scott was a senior at Oregon State University studying forestry when World...

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Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God

WWII Heroes In Our Community


Do you have a hero you'd like to share with our Families of World War II Veterans community? Send your story to egallaway@familiesww2veterans.org or find us on Facebook!

Coy Smith
United States Navy


It wasn't uncommon for boys to lie about their age in order to serve during the war. Coy Smith was eager to serve his...

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Billy Fortenberry
U. S. Marine Corps


Billy Fortenberry served in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was a Navigator on a C-47, a Curtiss...

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