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North Texans Veterans Excited &Hopeful About D-Day Trip

Soon the sun will rise in Normandy, France on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. A group of North Texas D-Day veterans are in France with CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar who is documenting their emotional return. Before leaving, Doug spoke to the veterans about what they expected during their trip back and what it would mean to likely be making their final D-Day return.

06/05/2014

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Bataan March Survivor Elias Saavedra Dies At 96

One of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March has died. Elias Saavedra died Wednesday. He was 96. Last month, CBS 11 News spoke with Charles Dragich — a North Texan who also lived through one of the most infamous atrocities of war.

06/05/2014

Navy man Robert Jagers points to the memorial in honor of his fellow LST men who were lost in battle. (credit: Doug Dunbar/CBS 11 News)

Return To D-Day: H Hour

Those attending the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy on Friday will be on hallowed ground, surrounded by the headstones of those who, unfortunately, did not return.

06/05/2014

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WW II Liberty Jump Team Prepares To Parachute Again

Nearly 70 years after the D-Day invasion, there is a new set of men parachuting over France. The Liberty Jump Team will honor our North Texas D-Day vets and the team prepared for the big moment right here in North Texas.

06/04/2014

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D-Day, A Promise To Return & The Daughters Of WWII

There are three days until the 70th anniversary of D-Day. CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar is in France documenting the return of a group of North Texas WWII veterans. Right now, Doug takes a closer look at the organization that got veterans there.

06/04/2014

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Looking Back At CBS 11 Return To D-Day Coverage

This Friday, the world will commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France. CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar is there with a group of north Texas D-Day heroes to document their emotional return to Omaha Beach. French students mobbed Rowlett resident Ormand Knowles — asking for his autograph when they learned he is a D-Day vet. To give us an idea of what this week will be like for veterans, we need only look back to our Return to D-Day, one year ago.

06/04/2014

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Final Preparations – Return To D-Day 2014

Final preparations are being made for the D-Day anniversary and Doug Dunbar is with veterans.

06/04/2014

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CBS Returns to Normandy for D-Day – 2014

CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar will travel with World War II veterans for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

06/04/2014

Ormand Knowles (with his wife) honors one of the Wereth 11 (Credit: Doug Dunbar/CBS 11).

Return To D-Day: From Fair Fight To Atrocity

It was a short winding ride through the north side of Bastogne, to reach the former home of the 101st Airborne today. The Battle of the Bulge base of operations for the screaming eagles, and housing, that now stands frozen in time.

05/31/2014

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Return To D-Day: And So It Begins

We’re eight hours from landing in France. We’re a lifetime from the war we’re going to remember. But looking at their faces as I walk the aisle of the airplane, I know it will all soon come back.

05/30/2014

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki addresses the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans May 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Accepts VA Secretary’s Resignation

Veterans Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid troubles in the VA health care system. President Obama said he accepted the resignation with “considerable regret.”

05/30/2014

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Patient Care Delays in Texas VA Similar to Those Found in Phoenix VA

A preliminary report from the Office of the Inspector General uses the North Texas VA Health Care System as just one example of what investigator say is a nationwide problem.

05/28/2014

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