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Army Sgt Major Robert Blatnik returns to Omaha Beach, France (credit: Doug Dunbar/KTVT/KTXA)

Return To Normandy

On November 17, CBS 11 News will present a half-hour special about a group of World War II veterans from North Texas, their war experiences and their trip back to Normandy.

11/14/2013

Return To D-Day

Doug Dunbar Discusses “Return To D-Day”

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – CBS 11 had the honor of documenting the emotional journey of eight WWII vets from North Texas as they returned to Normandy, France in June, 2013.  They all fought for the […]

10/28/2013

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SMU Student Maces Man Who Grabs Her Near Campus

A safety alert has gone out from Southern Methodist University again. A woman walking just off-campus was accosted and grabbed early Friday morning, according to a release from the school.

09/28/2013

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Profiles Of Courage: John Jose

World War II veteran Melbert Hillert recently returned to Normandy with his grandson, John Jose, to share an emotional experience.

07/05/2013

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Profiles Of Courage: Wings Of Freedom

Last month, several World War II veterans who were part of D-Day got a chance to return to Normandy. Laura Leppert and Wings of Freedom were the driving force behind that journey.

07/04/2013

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Profiles Of Courage: Melbert Hillert

Melbert Hillert was a member of the Army during the D-Day invasion. He returned to Normandy with his grandson in June.

07/01/2013

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Video: Return To D-Day, Part 4

In this report: There was a woman who traveled with our eight veterans back to Normandy, and she has a connection to WW II that these men had to see for themselves. Most had not met Peggy Harris before this trip, but now they’ll never forget her or her story.

06/13/2013

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VIDEO: Return To D-Day, Part Two

Part of the week-long mission during the return to Normandy, France for eight north Texas hero’s from World War II, was to pay respects to the men they served with, who never made it home. On a chilly day, along the shores of Omaha Beach, they got that chance.

06/12/2013

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VIDEO: Return To D-Day, Part One

CBS 11 and Doug Dunbar were given the honor of documenting an emotional journey back to Normandy, France thus June with a group of veterans who captured our hearts. They left JFK airport, amid a sendoff fit for the World War II heroes they are. A short time later, they were transported to a time, and a place, that would bring it all back.

06/12/2013

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VIDEO: Return To D-Day, The Sendoff

Quiet American Airlines program gives vets 1st class send-off.

06/12/2013

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Return To D-Day: The Letter

During the ceremony on June 6 at Pointe du Hoc, Major Earl Tweed was approached by a man in a blue jacket who only spoke French, but wore an American flag tie.

CBS 11–06/12/2013

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Return To D-Day Begins

CBS 11 had the honor of documenting the emotional journey of eight WWII vets from North Texas as they returned to Normandy, France.

06/10/2013

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