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Senior Centers Home To Many War Heroes

As America paused to remember its wartime service personnel this Veterans Day, some senior centers in Dallas recognized their individual residents who contributed to war efforts, especially World War II.

11/11/2013

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Profiles Of Courage: Robert Jagers

Robert Jagers is a World War II veteran decorated for his role in the D-Day invasion. He wrote a book about his experience on Utah Beach.

11/05/2013

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Return To D-Day: Peggy’s Love Story

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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Return To D-Day: American Cemetery

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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Return To D-Day: Back On The Beach

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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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

Paratrooper memorial in La Fiere. The field is where Robert Bearden landed.  (credit: Doug Dunbar/KTVT/KTXA)

Return To D-Day: The Longest Day

At 0630, the sun was shining brightly, first time this week. Almost an omen, to say our men deserved a glorious day, to remember, reflect, and to celebrate themselves, and the lives lost.

06/06/2013

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Return To D-Day: Utah Beach & Tears

When you write, and share stories for a passion, and a living, a day like today here in Normandy, is one you dream of. But that dream-like day, comes with an emotional price, no matter if you’re an observer, or the writer.

06/04/2013