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Home Renovated For Injured North Texas Marine

He was face-to-face with a bomb, and he survived. After two years of recovery, Marine Staff Sergeant Marcus Burleson returned to North Texas this week, where a few volunteers are scrambling to give him a house he can live in.

CBS 11–03/14/2014

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Special Welcome Back For Sergeant Returning To Student Coaching

Students, teachers and even the principal at a North Texas middle school pulled off a big surprise celebration for one very special person Monday. February 21 was the first day back for a teacher, coach who is also a Sergeant in the Air Force.

CBSDFW.COM–02/24/2014

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Alameel Sought Bin Laden’s Capture In 2000

A Texas Democrat running for U.S. Senate said that he negotiated in Afghanistan before 9/11, hoping to convince the Taliban to turn over Osama bin Laden.

02/19/2014

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Military Warrior Support Foundation Donates Home In Hurst

Staff Sergeant Erica Denmark picked up the keys today, to her family’s new home in Hurst.

01/30/2014

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Frisco Soldier Surprises Daughter At The Mall

What was supposed to be a simple trip to the mall to see Santa, turned out to be the sweetest moment between a little girl and her dad.

CBS 11–12/23/2013

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Family Fights To Protect Fallen Soldier’s Identity

The family of a soldier that gave his life for this country is fighting another battle after his death.

CBS 11–12/17/2013

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Keller Soldier’s Body Returns To North Texas

A soldier from Keller who was killed in action made his final journey home to North Texas on Tuesday morning. Staff Sgt. Alex Viola died while serving our country.

11/26/2013

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Military Prosecutor Gives Lecture At SMU

The military prosecutor who won a life sentence for a soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians says he tried his best to serve the soldier’s victims, many of whom wanted a death sentence.

11/07/2013

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Tearful Reunion For Military Dad & Daughter At Texas Elementary School

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Altobello is on his latest mission. Friday he was on one of his most important missions — a secret visit to a North Texas elementary school to surprise his 9-year-old daughter Ashlyn.

CBS 11–10/18/2013

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Disabled Vets Feeling Effects Of Govt. Shutdown

WYLIE (CBSDFW.COM) – Thursday mornings at Equest therapeutic horsemanship in Wylie, a group of Veterans meets. The men and women—who mostly served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—are there for therapy. Working and riding […]

10/10/2013

Army Specialist William R. Moody of Burleson (courtesy: Moody family)

Army Spc. William R. Moody Of Burleson Laid To Rest

Army Spc. William R. Moody of Burleson was laid to rest in a somber ceremony Saturday morning.

07/06/2013

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Profiles Of Courage: John Wayne Walding

Born on the 4th of July, Green Beret John Wayne Walding of Frisco is a silver star recipient, the nation’s third highest military decoration for valor. Doug Dunbar shares his story of strength and survival in Afghanistan and his one-of-a-kind accomplishment once he returned home.

07/03/2013

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