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The main gate at the Fort Hood Army Base. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Fort Hood Attack Victims File New Purple Heart Petition

The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting attack leaving 13 dead filed a formal petition Wednesday to receive Purple Hearts and other benefits they have argued are long overdue.


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CBS 11 Story Leads Military Family To Lost Heirloom

A military family got an unexpected Christmas gift on Saturday — the return of a family heirloom that has been missing for over seven years.


A fallen soldiers memorial is seen in front of a podium at a November 10, 2009 service for the 13 victims of the Fort Hood shooting rampage. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Congressman Propose Benefits For Fort Hood Shooting Victims

Three Texas Congressmen have proposed legislation in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate that would give Fort Hood shooting victims the same benefits as soldiers who have been the victim of terrorist attacks.

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Texas WWII Vet Awarded Purple Heart Posthumously

A World War II veteran injured in 1944 when he was struck by a German tank in France has been posthumously awarded a Purple Heart in a West Texas ceremony.


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Proposal Allows Purple Heart For Fort Hood Victims

Federal lawmakers have proposed making the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage eligible for the Purple Heart.


Army Staff Sgt. Houston Taylor, of Hurst. (Credit: DOD)

Hawaii-Based Army Soldier From Hurst Killed

The Department of Defense announced Monday Army Staff Sgt. Houston Taylor of Hurst, Texas, died Thursday in Kunar province after enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire.


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Marine Awarded Purple Heart, Asks Taylor Swift To The Military Ball

Lance Corporal Tanner Ivie was awarded the Purple Heart. So, he already knew he had what it takes to ask Taylor Swift to the Marine Ball.


Corporal Zach Briseno.

Injured Veteran Moves Into His New Home

Marine Corporal Zach Briseno can’t always wear his prosthetic legs, making it tough to maneuver his small Fort Worth apartment. A Houston nonprofit changed that, and now he’s landed in a new four-bedroom home.


Former Marine and double amputee Cpl. Zach Briseno talks with Fort Worth mayor Mike Moncrief (R) and Congresswoman Kay Granger (L). (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

House Groundbreaking Held For Local Injured Marine

A former Marine, and now double amputee, is one step closer to having a new, functional home.