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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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Dallas Honors Heroes In Veterans Day Parade

One of the biggest Veterans Day parades in North Texas takes place in Dallas each year. Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Charles DeBellevue is one of the grand marshals in the parade.

11/11/2013

A World War II veteran visits the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2013. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

War Memorial Closures Not Stopping Veterans

A group of North Texas veterans woke up early on Tuesday for a history-making trip in their honor.

10/15/2013

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English Opera Coming To Fort Worth Festival

A different kind of opera is coming to Fort Worth. It is performed entirely in English, and tells the story of an American who was the longest held prisoner of the Vietnam War.

04/02/2013

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Flower Mound Helps To Save A Veteran’s House

Flower Mound residents and businesses came together to give of their time, money, expertise and materials in order to help a Vietnam Veteran save his home.

03/25/2013

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)

12 North Texas Military Heroes Travel To D.C.

A group of 12 brave military heroes and their guests left Dallas Love Field for a two-day tour of Washington D.C. as part of the ‘Faces of Freedom’ program.

11/14/2012

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Texas Capitol To Get Vietnam War Memorial Statue

The first official memorial to honor Texans who fought in the Vietnam War is being readied for a Veterans Day dedication next year on the Texas Capitol grounds in Austin.

11/12/2012

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Local Group Reading Names Of Every U.S. Veteran Lost

So many do so much to honor our veterans, but this just may be one you’ve never heard done. A group of North Texas Marines have planned a mission. They are going to read the name of every veteran lost in conflict, aloud, on a single day.

CBS 11–11/08/2012

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Profiles Of Courage: Two Vietnam Pilots Reunited With Planes 50 Years Later

It is rare when man and machine can combine to tell a story. After nearly 50 years, fate brought two pilots back to the very same airplanes they flew in Vietnam.

CBS 11–11/07/2012

A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is reflected on the surface of the wall in Washington, DC. The memorial honors US service members of the US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/Southeast Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Profiles Of Courage: Mineral Wells Vietnam Memorial

There is a growing memorial for Vietnam vets in North Texas that is every bit as moving as the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. Those behind it know first hand what that war was like.

CBS 11–11/07/2012

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Vietnam Veteran Talks About His Historic Battle

Darrell Simmonds was an Air Force pilot in the Vietnam War, and made history as an escort plane shooting down two enemy fighters.

11/11/2011