Military Veterans

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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

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

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