Congressional Gold Medal

A photo of 94-year-old Marine Alcee Chriss wearing his Congressional Gold Medal. (credit: Ann Pulliza/CBSDFW.COM)

North Texas WW II Marine Hero Is Living Black History

Senior citizens in Fort Worth know Alcee Chriss as the man who calls raffles and bingo and volunteers to help out with projects like the food bank. But recently, they found out Chriss is living history.

CBS 11–09/04/2014

(credit: CBS 11 News)

Original Navajo Code Talker Visits North Texas

Being fluent in Navajo wasn’t considered an advantage until World War II. That’s when the U-S Military discovered the Navajo language could be used to create a code the enemy could never decipher.

CBS 11–10/13/2012

Tuesday, Leo Parros received  the nation’s highest civilian honor, The Congressional Gold Medal. (CBS 11 News)

Pioneering North Texas Marine Receives Overdue Honor

63-years years after his service to our country, Leo Parros received Tuesday the nation’s highest civilian honor, The Congressional Gold Medal.

08/28/2012