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The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels perform their precision aerobatics. (credit: Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via Getty Images)

2 Female Pilots Fly With Elite Blue Angels

Two female pilots are among the elite Blue Angels squadron, which made a pit stop Monday in North Texas.

12/15/2014

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House Fire Set By Cigarette Kills Retired Marine

Cleburne firefighters say a paralyzed, retired Marine accidentally set himself on fire with a cigarette and died in the blaze despite his elderly mother’s best attempts to save him.

12/02/2014

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

Tribute flag given to fallen soldier's  mother.

Tribute Flag Found At Flea Market Given To Soldier’s Mother

A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market presented it to his mother Saturday, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq.

07/27/2014

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Iraq Vets: We’re Watching Everything We Fought For Fall Apart

A decade ago, a generation of soldiers thought they were repairing Iraq. Now they’re expressing confusion and anger as they watch everything they fought for fall apart. CBS 11 News talked to some of those soldiers.

CBSDFW.COM–06/13/2014

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Former Marine Walks Across The Country

A former marine is walking across America to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.

05/25/2014

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McKinney Concert To Raise Funds For Wounded Marine

While crowds surrounded the stage in McKinney to see rock star Bret Michaels, the real headliner Sunday night was Lance Corporal Brian Aft. Money donated at the free concert will go towards building the Marine a new house.

05/25/2014

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California Bill That Would End Orca Shows Stalls

A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.

04/08/2014

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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

Coastal Communities Along Eastern Seaboard Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Irene

Famed Texas Marine Researcher Ray Dies At 94

Sammy Ray, a founder of Texas A&M University at Galveston whose marine research brought him international acclaim, has died. He was 94.

10/14/2013

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Disabled North Texas Veteran Receives Free Home

As he drove up to the Cedar Hill neighborhood, Marine Sergeant Ken Kalish had no idea the welcome that awaited him.

CBS 11–09/10/2013

A view of United States Marines in full formation. (credit: George Rose/Getty Images)

Texas Ex-Marine Sentenced For Defrauding Charities

A former Marine has been sentenced to 4½ years in federal prison for conning charities out of thousands of dollars to feed his dream of playing on the pro golf tour.

08/21/2013

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