World War II News


Families of World War II Veterans to Hold Annual Charity Golf Tournament

FRISCO, Texas - November 6, 2017 - Families of World War II Veterans will hold its annual golf tournament and fundraiser at the Old American Golf Club in The Colony on Thursday, November 9. The event will raise money for student scholarships and will be attended by guests from around the nation, including veterans.

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Oldest Veteran of WWII is Still Alive and Well in Austin, Texas.

Richard Overton just celebrated his birthday making him the oldest living World War II veteran. The 111-year-old of Austin, Texas is now known as a super-centurion and has been around since 1906. He served in the 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion from 1942 to 1945.

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Reporter Who Broke News of World War II Dies at Age 105

Clare Hollingworth, the reporter who broke news of World War II, died on Tuesday in Hong Kong at age 105. When her story broke in 1939, she was less than a week into her first job as a reporter for the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

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Families of World War II Veterans Statue Reveal

FRISCO, Texas - December 29, 2016 - Coinciding with the 75th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor, non-profit organization Families of World War II Veterans is pleased to announce the newest addition to Frisco Commons Park: a Fly Boy statue honoring the veterans of World War II.

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The Doolittle Tokyo Raid

On May 23, 2014, members of the World War II bombardment group known as the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for "outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo."

The Doolittle Tokyo Raid was an air raid by the United States on the Japanese capital of Tokyo and other places on the island of Honshu during World War II. It took place on April 18, 1942 and was the first air strike to strike the Japanese Home Islands. The raid was a secret to all involved, and the members of the raid were chosen by volunteering for a "dangerous secret mission."

Visit www.doolittleraider.com to learn more about the inspiring story of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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Families of World War II Veterans Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

FRISCO, Texas - November 7, 2016 - Non-profit organization Families of World War II Veterans announced today its annual scholarship fundraiser will be held on the shoreline of Lake Lewisville at the majestic Old American Golf Club on Thursday, November 10, 2016 - the day before Veterans Day.

Families of World War II Veterans is a non-profit, worldwide organization based in Frisco and dedicated to preserving the historic lessons of World War II and honoring the sacrifices of World War II veterans. One of the primary goals of the organization is to award scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and post-graduate education. Each year, this organization hosts an event to help meet its scholarship award goal.

Founded and chaired by Barbara Fasola, CEO of Frisco-based Careington International Corporation, Families of World War II Veterans was created in 2010 in honor of Fasola's father, a local World War II veteran who served in the South Pacific and will attend this year's golf tournament.

Fasola said she was inspired to create Families of World War II Veterans on a visit to Normandy, France with her father and mother. "It was on this trip that I realized I wanted to somehow bring a piece of Normandy and the story of the brave participants who played a role in this war to future generations who may not be as closely connected as I am," said Fasola. "The idea to create a charity that celebrated the heroes and the sacrifices of these men and women by awarding scholarships to deserving young college-bound students seemed like a perfect fit."

Careington is proud to continue its tradition of hosting and co-sponsoring this annual fundraising golf tournament in an effort to join forces to celebrate yesterday's heroes while empowering the heroes of tomorrow. Funds raised from the golf tournament help expand the organization's reach by creating additional scholarship opportunities awarded to students in the north Texas area who show an interest in and can express the significance of World War II.

Other local event sponsors include HealthMarkets and QualBe Marketing Group. Corporate event sponsors from around the nation include Axia Strategies, Beecher Evergreen Managed Care, Government Employees Health Association, and more. A complete list of sponsors can be found on the Families of World War II Veterans website.

Registration for the annual Families of World War II Veterans Golf Tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shot gun start promptly at 9:00 a.m. The event will also include a silent auction and raffle. Guests who have traveled from all parts of the nation will be greeted with WWII-era cars and music of the 1940s and will enjoy the golf course via carts named after actual World War II aircraft and ships, providing a snapshot of historical significance to supporters.

To learn more about Families of World War II Veterans or for details on how you can donate to help support this charity's cause and create scholarship opportunities, visit our online community.


Families of World War II Veterans Participates in North Texas Giving Day 2016

FRISCO, Texas - September 20, 2016 - Nonprofit organization Families of World War II Veterans is proud to participate in the annual North Texas Giving Day, an online giving event for people to come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits in one day. Giving Day is Thursday, September 22, from 6 a.m. to midnight CT.

Communities Foundation of Texas created North Texas Giving Day in 2009. North Texas Giving Day was one of the first community giving days in the country and is still the largest. In 2015, $33 million was raised benefiting 2,020 nonprofits.

Families of World War II Veterans is dedicated to preserving the historic lessons of World War II and honoring the sacrifices of World War II veterans worldwide. One of the primary goals of the organization is to award scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and post-graduate education. Through the organization’s website, the online global community allows visitors to share experiences of this conflict and provides younger generations with resources to help expand their knowledge of the powerful sacrifices World War II veterans made around the world.

North Texas Giving Day donations to Families of World War II Veterans can be made on September 22 to our Giving Day page. Donations can also be made year-round on our website, our GuideStar profile and through AmazonSmile. To learn more about Families of World War II Veterans and its 2016 fundraising initiatives and scholarship opportunities, please visit www.familiesWW2veterans.org.

About Families of World War II Veterans
Families of World War II Veterans is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) charitable, tax-exempt organization dedicated to honoring the heroic legacies of World War II veterans and any persons involved in the WWII effort. Honoring their legacies derives from fostering educational opportunities through scholarship donations made available by our community members. Visit www.familiesww2veterans.org to learn more.


Families of World War II Veterans and North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day, 9/22/2016

Families of World War II Veterans is participating in this year's North Texas Giving Day on September 22, 2016. Click the button below to learn more and to donate as part of this giving event.

North Texas Giving Day


Norman D. Eagle

We held a contest for the employees at Careington to name the new eagle statue that now resides in our lobby. HealthMarkets donated the statue, which used to call the HealthMarkets lobby home, to Families of World War II Veterans. We wanted our eagle to have a name that captured its significance, its spirit and both Families of World War II Veterans and Careington. For this, we turned to our trusted employees.

The results of the contest are in, and we're excited to introduce Norman D. Eagle. The name is a play on "Normandy," after the iconic Invasion of Normandy during World War II. Congratulations to Mark who submitted the winning name!

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2015 Careington Fundraising Event for Families of World War II Veterans
FRISCO, Texas - Nov. 20th, 2015

Careington was honored to host the Families of World War II Veterans 2015 Fundraising Golf Tournament at the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas Golf Course.

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Careington Sponsors Families of World War II Veterans Fundraising Event.
FRISCO, Texas - Dec. 2, 2014

On Nov. 20, 2014, Careington International Corporation co-sponsored and hosted the 2014 annual fundraising event for Families of World War II Veterans.

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The Victory Belles perform for Families of WWII Veterans.

The Families of WWII Veterans event "Casino Royale" featured three performances by the Victory Belles - and Dallas Light and Sound was there providing audio, video projection, lighting and stage design. The Victory Belles wowed the audience with numerous costume changes, humor, heartfelt messages and great voices!

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Admiral Patrick Walsh Will Speak at Casino Royale Gala!

Admiral Patrick M. Walsh of Preston Hollow will be the keynote speaker at the WWII Veterans Foundation Casino Royale Gala Fundraiser. The Casino Royale is the second annual gala for the WWII Veterans Foundation, and will include Walsh's keynote speech, a buffet dinner, casino, dancing, and a performance by The Victory Belles.

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Children of Honor: Gala event set for veterans' non-profit foundation.

The Families of World War II Veterans foundation will host a gala titled, 'Casino Royale' at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas for veterans and their families.

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Aging Pearl Harbor attack survivors passing on the baton.

(CNN) - For 70 years, survivors of the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have captivated listeners with their firsthand accounts, recalling buddies who died in their arms or the glasses worn by a low-flying Japanese pilot.

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Son honors dad by rebuilding WWII bombers.

(CNN) - Don Price's passion for military airplanes flows through his veins, passed down from his father's stories of piloting Boeing B-17s in World War II.

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D-Day

June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

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Last American World War I veteran buried with full military honors at Arlington cemetery.

ARLINGTON, Va. - Frank Buckles was buried Tuesday with the pomp and ceremony befitting the man who outlived 4.7 million other Americans who served in World War I.

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Major Dick Winters Remembered.

It is with great sympathy yet the utmost respect that we share the news in the passing of Maj. Dick Winters (1918-2011) on January 2, 2011.

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More about Major Winters:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/10/obit.dick.winters/index.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/army-obituaries/8253502/Major-Dick-Winters.html
http://www.majordickwinters.com/


USI 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament a Success! - FRISCO, Texas

Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas. 128 Golfers competed in a four-man scramble format. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Families of World War II Veterans Scholarship Fund for underserved high school seniors.

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World War II Memories, and an Instant Connection.

Just before Benjamin Klein's open-heart surgery, his surgeon told him not to be afraid. Mr. Klein, who is 90, scoffed.
"He said, 'There's nothing you can do that I can't get through — I've been through Normandy,' " recalled the surgeon, Dr. Leonard Girardi.

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WWII aviator finally home after 67 years.

Claude G. Tyler never saw World War II end. He never came home to greet his parents, Crawford and Florence, never married his sweetheart, Ruthie, never had kids, grew old, retired or passed with the rest of his generation through the cycles of long life.

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World War II History - USS Missouri.

Following our harrowing day of bus rides in Honolulu, we set out early to spend the entire day at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. A recent renovation makes it super easy to maneuver all four of the sites. Two of the featured sites—the USS Missouri and the Pacific Aviation Museum

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