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Experts: N. Texas Not Prepared To Help Influx Of Military Vets

Shortly after U.S. Army Scout Steve Blackman retired from the service, he says he slipped into depression. After seven years in the military, Blackman has PTSD. Then Blackman says it took the Veterans Administration (VA) more than two years to pay him full disability benefits.

CBS 11–11/05/2013

Plano flag vandals

Veteran Wants Flag Vandals To Take Responsibility For Crime

Plano veteran Larry Lorance always has a flag flying at his home. And he’s fed up with having to replace it. Lorance’s front door flag was destroyed for the third time early Friday morning.

CBS 11–10/22/2013

Dallas VA Hospital

North Texas VA Built Up Massive Health Consultation Backlog

The CBS 11 I-Team has learned about an internal memo that shows the North Texas Veterans Affairs built up a backlog of more than 36,000 health consultations.

CBS 11–09/26/2013

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North Texas Iraq War Veteran Gets Mortgage Free Home

The flags outside the house on Diceman Drive in Dallas declared it proudly: “This is the home of a United States veteran.” That brand new, mortgage-free home is one the Zachary family saw Friday for the very first time.

CBS 11–07/12/2013

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Program Offers College Credit For Military Experience

Good news for some military veterans… as a part of the College Credit for Heroes (CCH) program, service to your country can now translate into college credit hours.

CBSDFW.COM–06/24/2013

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Memorial Day Events Across North Texas

Several hundred people turned out at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth for a Memorial Day service. The day’s events began with the raising of the flag by the Southwest High School ROTC.

CBSDFW.COM–05/27/2013

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Bush Hosts 2nd Day Of Bike Ride For Veterans

Former President George W. Bush is hosting the second day of a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride at his Central Texas ranch for military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

05/24/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

Rescue And Service Dogs Honored For Service

House OKs Service Dogs For Veterans With PTSD

The Texas House has passed a bill allowing military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to have service dogs.

05/01/2013

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Donated House Gift For Injured North Texas Veteran

It was a tearful day for a wounded war veteran and his family in Celina. But the tears on Monday were from the joy of moving into a new home that they couldn’t have afforded without the help of others.

CBSDFW.COM–12/03/2012

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Veterans Killed In Train Crash Were War Heroes

The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on weren’t ordinary men. Three were Purple Heart recipients who served on the front lines multiple times in Iraq and Afghanistan.

11/16/2012

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Veterans Day Parade Honors The Doolittle Raiders

While Veterans Day was officially Sunday there were a number of events remembering our service people being held Monday. One of the largest Veteran’s Day parades in the country was held in Dallas.

CBSDFW.COM–11/12/2012

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