On November 17, CBS 11 News will present a half-hour special about a group of World War II veterans from North Texas, their war experiences and their trip back to Normandy.
Parkland Memorial Hospital is gaining a lot of international attention for the role the hospital played on November 22, 1963 — the day President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated.
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.
CBS 11 had the honor of documenting the emotional journey of eight WWII vets from North Texas as they returned to Normandy, France.
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.
When you write, and share stories for a passion, and a living, a day like today here in Normandy, is one you dream of. But that dream-like day, comes with an emotional price, no matter if you’re an observer, or the writer.
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.