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Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Perry Searches Pacific For U.S. Servicemen

Gov. Rick Perry and wife Anita Perry have traveled to a remote South Pacific archipelago to search for U.S. servicemen missing from World War II battles.

04/07/2014

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Members Of Hitler’s Army On The Shores Of White Rock Lake

During the second World War, almost 80,000 German and Italian Prisoners of War were shipped to Texas. From 1944 to 1945, several hundred were held in a camp on White Rock Lake.

03/21/2014

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Aviation History Takes Flight In Dallas

A piece of aviation history will be taking off Thursday in North Texas as the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas hosts the Wings of Freedom Tour.

03/20/2014

A photo taken on December 2, 1938 of some of the 5,000 Jewish and non-Aryan German child refugees, the 'Kindertransport', arriving in England at Harwich from Germany. (credit: Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

North Texan Recalls System That Saved Holocaust Children From Nazis

The World War II Kindertransport was a British rescue operation that saved thousands of children’s lives but not before offering parents a harrowing choice. One North Texas woman who lived through it is now speaking out to make sure the next generation never forgets.

CBS 11–02/21/2014

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CBS 11 Story Leads Military Family To Lost Heirloom

A military family got an unexpected Christmas gift on Saturday — the return of a family heirloom that has been missing for over seven years.

12/21/2013

Army Sgt Major Robert Blatnik returns to Omaha Beach, France (credit: Doug Dunbar/KTVT/KTXA)

Return To Normandy

On November 17, CBS 11 News will present a half-hour special about a group of World War II veterans from North Texas, their war experiences and their trip back to Normandy.

11/14/2013

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Local Collectors Help Keep Veterans’ Memories Alive

As the years pass there are fewer and fewer World War II veterans left to tell their stories. But some dedicated collectors are using weapons of war as a window into the past, to keep the veterans’ memories alive.

CBS 11–11/11/2013

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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: C.B. Perdue

C.B. Perdue was a World War II B-17 gunner who was shot down over Germany in 1945. He shared his story with CBS 11 News.

11/06/2013

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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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Decorated WWII Veteran Honored With Texas’ Highest Award

North Texas’ son Audie Murphy won 33-international awards for service in World War II – all before his 21st birthday. But the state of Texas didn’t award its highest military honor until Tuesday afternoon.

10/29/2013

June 1945: Lieutenant Audie L Murphy (1924 - 1971) after being presented with the US Congressional Medal of Honour and the Legion Of Merit. He won every medal of valour that the United States had to offer by 20 years of age and went on to become an actor mainly in low budget cowboy movies. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Keystone/Getty Images)

Perry To Present Posthumous Medal To WWII Hero

Gov. Rick Perry will travel to a small North Texas town to present the state’s honor to World War II hero Audie Murphy.

10/29/2013

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