Military Veterans

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Trailer & Tools Stolen From Business Owner Who Employs Vets

A veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars now helps other vets get jobs in the construction field. But that task is now a lot harder; after he says someone stole the trailer he had filled with thousands of dollars in tools.

CBS 11–10/24/2014

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Iraq & Afghanistan War Veteran: Don’t Take New Terror Threat Lightly

Scott LaMarca of Plano knows first hand about the war against terror. He was a non-commissioned officer who looked for roadside explosive devices. Now LaMarca is advising Americans not to take the new terror threat lightly.

CBS 11–09/24/2014

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North Texas Doctor Searching For More Efficient PTSD Treatment

The arrest of a Texas soldier for scaling the White House fence over the weekend has reignited the national conversation on the mental health of the nation’s returning veterans.

CBS 11–09/22/2014

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NFL Player’s New Passion — Working Out Wounded Warriors

When David Vobora, Mr. Irrelevant 2008, left the NFL he found that what he truly enjoyed doing is training others to be their best. Now there are a number of wounded veterans taking advantage of his modified training.

CBS 11–09/18/2014

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Organization Helps Replace What Army Vet Lost On The Battlefield

This Patriot’s Day is one a North Texas Iraq war veteran will never forget. Failed by the VA, he just got back something that his service to his country stole.

CBSDFW.COM–09/11/2014

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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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