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Air Force Sergeant Robert Earn Davenport, 68, was laid to rest with full military honors. (credit: Bud Gillett, CBS 11 News)

Strangers Hold Memorial, Pay For Veteran’s Burial

Complete strangers gathered to say good-bye Wednesday at a touching memorial in Dallas for a veteran who left no known relatives.

11/19/2014

Photo of U.S. Air Force veteran Robert Davenport. (credit: Texas Dept. of Public Safety)

Nurses On Mission To Make Texas Veteran’s Burial Wish A Reality

On a mission to fulfill a man’s last wish in life, a group of North Texas nurses are determined to see that a military veteran is properly remembered in death.

CBS 11–11/14/2014

The Walmart logo is displayed on a shopping cart at a Walmart store. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New Dallas Neighborhood Walmart To Bring Jobs

The upcoming opening of Walmart Neighborhood Grocery Stores in Desoto and Lancaster means up to 190 workers needed for the stores in South Dallas County.

11/06/2014

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North Texas Bataan Death March Survivor Remembers

Between 60- and 80,000 Filipino and American soldiers surrendered to Japanese troops in the Philippines in 1942. North Texan Charles Dragich was there and survived.

CBS 11–05/26/2014

Now deceased Dallas police chase suspect Michael Mayo. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Barber Records Video Of Deadly Standoff

A Dallas barber who claims he shot video of a deadly chase says the ordeal has left him sleepless.

04/22/2014

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Witten, Sears Team Up To Award Heroes At Home

The Iraq War veteran was not expecting to see Dallas Cowboys player, Jason Witten, walking toward him in the Sears store with a major surprise for him and his family.

10/01/2013

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Texas Iraq War Vet Faces Eviction As Disability Claim Lags

A McKinney military veteran has waited nearly a year for the Department of Veterans Affairs to act on her disability claim while facing eviction notices from the landlord of her McKinney apartment complex.

CBS 11–09/20/2013

Jessica Lynch, Iraq war veteran & former prisoner of war, threw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers game on September 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Iraq War Veteran Jessica Lynch “Pitches” Perseverance

As soon as her name came over the loudspeaker and her name appeared on the scoreboard at the September 11th Rangers game, the crowd came to their feet and cheered for Jessica Lynch.

CBS 11–09/11/2013

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Disabled North Texas Veteran Receives Free Home

As he drove up to the Cedar Hill neighborhood, Marine Sergeant Ken Kalish had no idea the welcome that awaited him.

CBS 11–09/10/2013

The Dallas VA Medical Center. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas Congresswoman Calls For Change At Local VA Hospitals

A Dallas congresswoman is speaking out about care at Veterans Affairs hospitals — saying the VA is jeopardizing the quality of care for vets, to protect its own administration.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

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Texas Veteran Needs Help To Save Damaged Home

In his entire adult life, Horace Elliott has known two things: His Fort Worth house and the U.S. Army. ‘I went to Germany in ’64 and ’65 and then they pulled me out of Germany to go to Vietnam,’ Elliott recalled.

08/27/2013

WWII veteran Samuell Rowlett (credit: CBS 11 News)

Profiles Of Courage: Samuell Rowlett

Veteran Samuell Rowlett made a promise with God in the middle of World War II. Sixty years later, he’s keeping that promise.

07/05/2013

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