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After 40+ Years Texas Military Hero Laid To Rest At Nat’l Cemetery

Sergeant Candelario Garcia had to wait beyond death to get the proper recognition. Nearly 50 years after serving in Vietnam the North Texan finally received the military’s highest honor.

CBS 11–06/12/2014

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Thousands Attend Memorial Day Ceremony At DFW Nat’l Cemetery

The DFW National Cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of North Texas heroes, and the site where thousands of people paid respects to them on this Memorial Day.

CBS 11–05/26/2014

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New National Memorial To Honor Korean War Veterans

One of the men behind the DFW National Cemetery in Oak Cliff is now spearheading creation of a new national memorial. It honors the men who fought a pivotal battle during the Korean War in 1950.

05/23/2014

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Ceremony Honors Veterans Without Families

Five veterans were given a hero’s goodbye on Monday. Some were living on the streets. Others spent their last days in nursing homes. But all had served our country.

05/13/2014

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Tuskegee Airman Laid To Rest At DFW National Cemetery

A grateful nation said goodbye Tuesday to another veteran of the “greatest generation.” Captain Claude Robert Platte, Junior, was born in Denison, Texas… grew up in Fort Worth, and later achieved prominence as a pilot and flight instructor with the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

CBS 11–10/08/2013

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Families Honor Fallen At DFW National Cemetery

This Memorial Day at DFW National Cemetery, members of the military and their loved ones want everyone to remember that freedom isn’t free.

05/28/2012

A man stands in front of a grave at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virigina. More than four million people visit the cemetery annually, many coming to pay final respects at graveside services, of which nearly 100 are conducted each week. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Volunteers To Lay Flags On Every Grave At DFW Cemetery

Inside a warehouse in Cleburne there are dozens of boxes filled with flags. It’s a delivery just in time for the Memorial Day holiday.

05/26/2012

The remains of Korean War killed in action Army Sgt. 1st Class Benny Rogers are returned to North Texas. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Korean War Veteran’s Remains Return To North Texas

Ruth Davis placed her hand over her heart as her uncle’s remains were taken off a jet in a flag-draped casket, marking the soldier’s somber return to Texas more than 60 years after he died in the Korean War.

11/10/2011

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