As America paused to remember its wartime service personnel this Veterans Day, some senior centers in Dallas recognized their individual residents who contributed to war efforts, especially World War II.
Robert Jagers is a World War II veteran decorated for his role in the D-Day invasion. He wrote a book about his experience on Utah Beach.
In this report: There was a woman who traveled with our eight veterans back to Normandy, and she has a connection to WW II that these men had to see for themselves. Most had not met Peggy Harris before this trip, but now they’ll never forget her or her story.
Part of the week-long mission during the return to Normandy, France for eight north Texas hero’s from World War II, was to pay respects to the men they served with, who never made it home. On a chilly day, along the shores of Omaha Beach, they got that chance.
CBS 11 and Doug Dunbar were given the honor of documenting an emotional journey back to Normandy, France thus June with a group of veterans who captured our hearts. They left JFK airport, amid a sendoff fit for the World War II heroes they are. A short time later, they were transported to a time, and a place, that would bring it all back.
Quiet American Airlines program gives vets 1st class send-off.
During the ceremony on June 6 at Pointe du Hoc, Major Earl Tweed was approached by a man in a blue jacket who only spoke French, but wore an American flag tie.
At 0630, the sun was shining brightly, first time this week. Almost an omen, to say our men deserved a glorious day, to remember, reflect, and to celebrate themselves, and the lives lost.
Today we traveled from Caen, to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, home to the museum for the United States Airborne troops from WW2.
Halfway between Paris and Caen is the small French town of Les Ventes. The town turned out today for the return of the wife of an American veteran.
CBS 11 Anchor, Doug Dunbar is headed to Normandy, France with a group of WWII vets, and blogging about it for you.
CBS 11 Anchor Doug Dunbar is traveling to Normandy, France with a group of World War II U.S. Veterans and blogging about it just for you.