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Military Veterans

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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

Wounded Army Sergeant Brian Fleming helps break ground on his new home in Celina. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

House Being Built For Wounded North Texas Soldier

The town of Celina has come to the aid of a soldier who sustained horrifying burns but survived a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. The wounded veteran was even able to help break ground on the new home being built for him.

CBSDFW.COM–09/17/2012

25th United States Colored Troops, Company C or G at Camp William Penn in February 1864. (credit: People of the University of Virginia)

Texas Historian Highlights Roles Of Black Civil War Vets

Blacks fought in the Civil War, surprisingly on the side of the Confederacy, many of them from Texas, Palestine historian Norris White Jr. said his research shows. They are the “black forgotten Confederates.”

09/03/2012

A photo of the VMB-423 Seahorse Marine squadron. (credit: Kim Anderson/Niece of Lt. Walter Vincent)

North Texans Set Out To Bring Relative’s WWII Remains Home

More than 73,000 Americans who fought in WWII are still missing. Until recently, that number included a group of Marine aviators. CBS 11 takes a look at how a family from Lucas traveled to the South Pacific to help find the heroes and bring them home.

CBS 11–07/04/2012

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Military Veterans Account For 1/5 Of U.S. Suicides

There are a growing number of families that are not honored for losing loved ones who served their country. Their family members committed suicide. Monday, counselors and families who’ve known people who’ve committed suicide met at a pavilion in Trinity Park.

CBSDFW.COM–05/28/2012

U.S. Army veteran Robert Riggs receives Dallas Cowboys tickets from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas Judge Gives Cowboys Tickets To Military Veteran

In a show of appreciation from city, state and country, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins gave one North Texas military veteran tickets to an upcoming Dallas Cowboys game.

12/23/2011

A U.S. Sergeant leads a horse out of a therapeutic riding center. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Horses for Heroes Program Looking For Military Vets

CBS 11 News has discovered $250,000 in grant money, and a proven equine therapy program in Tarrant County, begging for veterans to take advantage.

11/11/2011

A cheetah in a Land Rover at the Dallas Zoo. (credit: Dallas Zoo)

Military Personnel Get In Free At The Dallas Zoo

The Dallas Zoo is honoring members of the armed forces this Fourth of July weekend. As part of “Celebrate Freedom Weekend” there will be free admission for service members.

07/01/2011

A bouquet of roses wrapped in red white and blue ribbon rests at the National World War II Memorial. (credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texas Woman Among Shrinking Number Of WW II Vets

A North Texas woman is one of the diminishing numbers of U.S. veterans of World War II. She was the only female in a group of about 50 veterans recently honored in our nation’s capital.

05/13/2011

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Ways to Observe Memorial Day

Honor and remember the men and women who have died in military service with these simple ways to commemorate Memorial Da

05/08/2011

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