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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

Thieves Steal Truck Of Soldier Serving Overseas

Chad Ragland had just been deployed to serve his country in the Air Force over-seas when he got word that his 2002 Ford F-350 pickup truck was stolen from his home in Forney.

09/04/2012

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Soldier’s Family Dog Stricken While In United Airlines’ Care

A dog returning to the United States with a soldier’s family was euthanized after suffering heat stroke in Houston while in the care of United Airlines.

08/17/2012

A math teacher uses a white board to explain a sum to students. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Teacher Trading In Classroom For Battlefield

With the school year almost over, middle school teacher Brad Burleson won’t be rewarded with a 3 month summer break. When classes end, he’ll become Sgt. Burleson—leading a group of soldiers on his third military deployment.

05/04/2012

Fallen Sgt. Tanner Higgins camping

Funeral Set For Fallen North Texas Soldier

A funeral will be held on Tuesday for a fallen North Texas soldier. The remains of Sgt. Tanner Higgins returned to a hero’s welcome on Monday.

04/24/2012

Republican presidential hopeful Texas Congressman Ron Paul participates in a televised debate. (credit: Getty Images/Gabriel Bouys/AFP)

Army Reserve Reprimands Soldier Who Backed Ron Paul

A soldier who went on national television in his military fatigues to endorse Texan Ron Paul’s presidential campaign has been reprimanded but not dismissed from the Army Reserve, a spokeswoman said Friday.

03/30/2012

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Body Found In North Texas Identified As Soldier

Authorities said human remains found in a shallow grave in rural North Texas are those of a missing U.S. Army soldier, five years after they think he was killed.

03/14/2012

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.

06/13/2011

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Fort Bragg Medic From Irving Found Dead In Barracks

A medic with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division has been found dead in the barracks at Fort Bragg. Officials say they are investigating the death of 29-year-old Pfc. Jeffrey Hyde of Irving.

06/08/2011

Military headstones are seen at Arlington National Cemetery.  PFC Andy Krippner was buried at DFW National Cemetery. (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

More Laughter Than Tears At Funeral Of Garland Soldier

Friends and family remembered better times with PFC Andy Krippner, who was killed just six weeks after going on active duty.

06/03/2011

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Local 8th Grader Surprised At School By Soldier Brother

Lunchtime was anything but typical for one middle school student in Alvarado. A surprise was served on Monday and it had nothing to do with the menu.

05/31/2011

(Photo credit freedomremembered.com)

Texas Soldier Remembered As Hero

Army Staff Sergeant Omar Aceves never saw himself as a hero. At his funeral service Friday afternoon, his wife said she knew the truth. “He was a hero. Is. Always will be.”

CBS 11–01/21/2011

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