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World War II Dog Tags Found in New Zealand

Well where do I begin? A little bit about myself is always a good start.
December 15, 2017

I'm 46 years old, married with an 8-year-old girl. I was looking at metal detecting as a hobby for quite a while, plus it also gets my daughter out and away from the TV!

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2019


Give, Golf and Honor Our Veterans - Hosted by Families of WWII Veterans
January 1, 2019

Families of World War II Veterans celebrated its annual golf tournament and fundraiser Thursday, November 8, 2018 at The Tribute in The Colony, TX. This year's tournament was presented by MetLife, and a record number of guests attended to give, golf and honor our World War II veterans.

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2018


Give, Golf and Honor Our Veterans - Hosted by Families of WWII Veterans
November 5, 2018

Families of World War II Veterans will hold its annual golf tournament and fundraiser at the The Tribute Golf Club in The Colony, TX on Thursday, November 8. This year's tournament is presented by MetLife, where special guests and veterans will be in attendance to give, golf and honor our World War II veterans.

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University of Michigan football team visits Normandy.
April 29, 2018

The University of Michigan football team visited Normandy to learn about the sacrifices of troops in World War II. They also took part in a special anthem ceremony before laying a wreath, complete with a block M, in front of the Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves statue inside the memorial.

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WWII resistance fighter Sam Bloch, passes.
February 16, 2018

Sam Bloch, the famous WWII resistance fighter and guardian of survivors' memory, passed away this month. He devoted his career to preserving the memory of Jewish Holocaust survivors around the world.

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2017


World War II Dog Tags Found in New Zealand
December 15, 2017

John Siret was metal detecting in Auckland, New Zealand when he found dog tags belonging to a WWII soldier.

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Website By High School History Class to Honor Floyd County WWII Veterans
December 1, 2017

A history class at Floyd Central High School is honoring local World War II heroes by creating a website for them.

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Families of World War II Veterans to Hold Annual Charity Golf Tournament
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.
May 11, 2017

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
January 10, 2017

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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2016


Families of World War II Veterans Statue Reveal
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
December 5, 2016

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
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.

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

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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
June 28, 2016

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


2015 Careington Fundraising Event for Families of World War II Veterans
November 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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2014


Careington Sponsors Families of World War II Veterans Fundraising Event.
December 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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2012


The Victory Belles perform for Families of WWII Veterans.
April 18, 2012

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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Children of Honor: Gala event set for veterans' non-profit foundation.
April 13, 2013

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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Admiral Patrick Walsh Will Speak at Casino Royale Gala!
April 10, 2012

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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2011


Aging Pearl Harbor attack survivors passing on the baton.
December 4, 2011

(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.


Son honors dad by rebuilding WWII bombers.
June 16, 2011

(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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USI 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament a Success!
November 10, 2011

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 History - USS Missouri.
April 14, 2011

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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2010


World War II Memories, and an Instant Connection.
October 2, 2010

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.
October 27, 2010

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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