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Comrades of slain 20-year-old Israeli Staff Sergeant Moshe Melako of the Golani Brigade, who was killed the previous day during fighting with of Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, on July 21, 2014 mourn during his funeral at the Mt. Herzel military cemetery in Jerusalem. With 18 soldiers killed in Gaza, the highest military casualty toll in eight years, Israel is in mourning, but has vowed to pursue its mission against Hamas militants. The toll has been far higher on the Palestinian side, where more than 500 have been killed since Operation Protective Edge began on July 8, most of them civilians, a spokesman for Gaza's emergency services said. (credit: GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

21-Year-Old Texas-Born Israeli Soldier Killed In Gaza

Nissim Sean Carmeli from South Padre Island was a sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces. He moved to Israel four years ago and joined the Israeli army after finishing high school there.

07/21/2014

Vikram Chauhan (Credit: Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office)

Former Soldier Gets 20 years For Fort Worth Smoke Shop Robbery

Vikram Chauhan was convicted Wednesday of two cases of aggravated robbery for holding up employees at the Smokin’ Dragon in July of 2011.

06/27/2014

The Alford family (credit: CBS 11 News)

Family Wants Local VA Accountability After Pastor’s Death

Nearly two years after the CBS 11 I-Team started investigating long waits for patients at the North Texas VA Medical Center, the country’s top VA official stepped down Friday.

05/30/2014

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Special Kind Of “Homecoming” For Injured Green Beret

They’ve been in combat. They’re often wounded and carry emotional scars. But most veterans say the scariest thing about military service is becoming a civilian again. Tuesday, a North Texas Green Beret got a little extra help with the transition.

CBS 11–05/20/2014

Pfc. Christian J. Chandler, 20, of Trenton, Texas, died April 28 in Baraki Barak District, Logar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. (credit: Department of Defense)

20-Year-Old Texas Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

A 20-year-old soldier from a small town Northeast of Dallas was killed while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

04/30/2014

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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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Fort Hood Victim’s Mom, 77, Had Just Met Daughter

The mother of a 37-year-old Illinois soldier killed during an attack at Fort Hood, Texas, says she was reunited less than two weeks earlier with a daughter she gave up for adoption at birth.

04/03/2014

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North Texas Soldier To Be Awarded Medal Of Honor Posthumously

A war hero from Corsicana, overlooked for many years, is about to receive the military’s highest honor. Sergeant Candelario Garcia Junior, a decorated war veteran, was passed up for the honor for several decades.

CBS 11–03/11/2014

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Ex-Soldier Imprisoned For Raping & Killing Teen Dies

A former Fort Campbell soldier convicted of raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl and using a shotgun to kill her family has died in prison in Arizona.

02/18/2014

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

Man, 2 Children Found Dead At Fort Hood Residence

A man and two children have been found dead in a home at Fort Hood.

CBS 11–01/21/2014

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Frisco Soldier Surprises Daughter At Mall

A Frisco soldier returned from Afghanistan to surprise his daughter — and meet his son — at the mall. Watch the special moment here!

12/21/2013

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Family Fights To Protect Fallen Soldier’s Identity

The family of a soldier that gave his life for this country is fighting another battle after his death.

CBS 11–12/17/2013

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