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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

A photo of 94-year-old Marine Alcee Chriss wearing his Congressional Gold Medal. (credit: Ann Pulliza/CBSDFW.COM)

North Texas WW II Marine Hero Is Living Black History

Senior citizens in Fort Worth know Alcee Chriss as the man who calls raffles and bingo and volunteers to help out with projects like the food bank. But recently, they found out Chriss is living history.

CBS 11–09/04/2014

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VIDEO: Return To D-Day Special (Air Date: July 5, 2014)

CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar travels to Europe with North Texas World War II veterans to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

07/11/2014

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Trending: Mourning Louis Zamperini, Crying Politician, Fetch Or Bust

A look at the stories creating buzz on social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and others.

07/03/2014

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North Texas D-Day Heroes Honored Before Thousands

North Texas D-Day heroes were honored in a ceremony that brought together two sitting presidents, and more than 10,000 people.

06/13/2014

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D-Day, Soldier Recalls Night Of The Nazi Surrender

Seventy years ago, in a segregated army, a Rowlett man served as a guard of supplies and German prisoners during WWII. As a result, he was also one of the first people to know something that would change the course of world history.

06/10/2014

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A 10- Day Journey For North Texas D-Day Heroes

A group of North Texas D-Day heroes arrived home Monday afternoon at DFW Airport. The amazing men spent the last 10 days reliving a journey they took 70 years ago. During the CBS 11 News journey with them last week, there were smiles, tears, and moments were there were simply no words.

06/09/2014

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D-Day 70th Anniversary A Salute To Those Who Changed History

Friday the world saluted the men who changed the course of history 70 years ago today. Thousands gathered in Normandy, franc to remember D-Day. CBS 11’s Doug Dunbar is following World War II veterans from North Texas as they return to the battle site. But on Friday it wasn’t the ceremony that made their hearts ache.

06/06/2014

President Barack Obama joins World War II veterans to deliver an address during a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery on the 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2014 in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France. (credit: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

Obama Marks D-Day’s 70th Anniversary

President Barack Obama arrived Friday on the shores of Normandy, where waves of U.S. forces came by air and sea to liberate Nazi-occupied France 70 years ago.

06/06/2014

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

The Blue Ridge Mountains can be seen behind a sculpture titled 'Final Tribute' at the National D-Day Memorial, Bedford, Virginia. The memorial was dedicated in 2001 honoring American GIs who participated in the invasion of France at Normandy on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Bedford, Virginia was chosen for the memorial site because the town lost 19 of its men that day, all were members of Company A, 29th Infantry Division. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

D-Day Artifacts Up For Auction

A flag from one of the Allied ships that delivered troops to the Normandy beaches is among the hundreds of D-Day artifacts being auctioned in New York City on Thursday.

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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