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Review: Veterans Affairs A Struggling Agency Beset With Ills

A review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a corrosive culture of distrust, lacking in resources and ill-prepared to deal with an influx of new and older veterans.

06/28/2014

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Veterans Neglected By Guardians Paid To Protect Their Money

The VA System in crisis, facing a backlog of thousands of veterans in need of health care. Now, new details are being uncovered by the CBS 11 I-Team about another issue of systematic neglect — this time affecting the bank accounts of aging veterans.

CBS 11–06/16/2014

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North Texas D-Day Heroes Honored Before Thousands

North Texas D-Day heroes were honored in a ceremony that brought together two sitting presidents, and more than 10,000 people.

06/13/2014

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A 10- Day Journey For North Texas D-Day Heroes

A group of North Texas D-Day heroes arrived home Monday afternoon at DFW Airport. The amazing men spent the last 10 days reliving a journey they took 70 years ago. During the CBS 11 News journey with them last week, there were smiles, tears, and moments were there were simply no words.

06/09/2014

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Dallas VA Medical Center Wait Times Among Highest In The U.S.

How many times have you complained about having a hard time getting an appointment with your family doctor? But if you’re a veteran living in the Dallas area, you can expect a wait time that’s 12 times longer than private citizens.

In fact, according to a survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, an Irving-based healthcare search and consulting firm, people living in the metroplex will wait an average of five days for a doctor’s appointment.

CBS 11–06/09/2014

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D-Day 70th Anniversary A Salute To Those Who Changed History

Friday the world saluted the men who changed the course of history 70 years ago today. Thousands gathered in Normandy, franc to remember D-Day. CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar is following World War II veterans from North Texas as they return to the battle site. But on Friday it wasn’t the ceremony that made their hearts ache.

06/06/2014

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North Texans Veterans Excited &Hopeful About D-Day Trip

Soon the sun will rise in Normandy, France on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. A group of North Texas D-Day veterans are in France with CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar who is documenting their emotional return. Before leaving, Doug spoke to the veterans about what they expected during their trip back and what it would mean to likely be making their final D-Day return.

06/05/2014

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WW II Liberty Jump Team Prepares To Parachute Again

Nearly 70 years after the D-Day invasion, there is a new set of men parachuting over France. The Liberty Jump Team will honor our North Texas D-Day vets and the team prepared for the big moment right here in North Texas.

06/04/2014

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Sunset At Memorial Park Honors & Remembers

The American symbol of freedom is also a symbol of sacrifice. In Collin County, 42 flags wave – one for each Plano serviceman who has died for the Stars and Stripes. The clouds parted just in time for Plano’s annual Sunset at Memorial Park.

CBSDFW.COM–05/26/2014

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Relay Marchers Set Out To “Reclaim” Memorial Day

At Arlington National Cemetery and across the U.S. on this Memorial Day, Americans paused to remember the high price of freedom. Some 30,000 people participated in a relay called “Carry the Load”.

CBSDFW.COM–05/26/2014

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Bush Holds Ride For Wounded Veterans At Texas Ranch

Former President George W. Bush says wounded U.S. military members joining him for his annual mountain bike ride “turned their circumstances into good” by displaying courage and sacrifice.

05/02/2014

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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

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