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Texas Community Works To Raise Flags For Returning Sailor

In the front yard of the Kockler home near Flower Mound the family’s flag pole looms large, but raising their two flags recently required an emergency response.

CBS 11–07/01/2014

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Soldier Mom Returns, Surprises Young Son At School

Kids at Mark Twain Leadership Vanguard received a lesson in love — a boy and his mom reunited. The surprise event was almost a year in the making, because mom is also known as Private First Class Joann Murray.

CBSDFW.COM–04/18/2014

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A Special Holiday Soldier Surprise At North Texas School

A North Texas soldier was on a secret mission Monday. His assignment as to surprise his children by returning home for Christmas — and it was mission accomplished.

CBSDFW.COM–12/16/2013

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Mom & Daughter Reunite In Special Soldier Surprise

At LaRue Miller Elementary, flags, songs and handmade signs made for a warm welcome home for Army Specialist Aliyah Ben-Israel. But, Ben-Israel is more than a soldier, she’s a parent, and she’s ‘Mommy’ to second-grader Tristyn.

CBS 11–11/22/2013

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Tearful Reunion For Military Dad & Daughter At Texas Elementary School

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Altobello is on his latest mission. Friday he was on one of his most important missions — a secret visit to a North Texas elementary school to surprise his 9-year-old daughter Ashlyn.

CBS 11–10/18/2013

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

Injured Army Sergeant Kevin Bowden received a free home from the Military Warriors Support Foundation. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Foundation Donates House To North Texas Soldier

A North Texas veteran, unable to work since he was injured by an IED in Iraq, received a key for the “American Dream” — a free house.

CBS 11–07/05/2012

A picture of Corporal Gregory Schneider. (credit: Debbie Schneider)

Family Remembers Local Marine’s PTSD Struggle

The memories of the battles he fought in Iraq came home, to Fairview, with Corporal Gregory Schneider. It was the long, confidential conversations he had with his father that helped Schneider rise above the darkness that overwhelmed him after his return.

CBS 11–05/28/2012

A Christmas in June celebration for Spc. Cameron Kistler in Plano. (CBSDFW.COM)

Christmas In June For Returning Plano Soldier

A Plano family, along with their entire neighborhood, is celebrating. Unlike most North Texans, it’s not just because of the Mavericks win – they’re celebrating Christmas.

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