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Wounded Warriors

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North Texans Honor Wounded Warriors For Their Sacrifice

North Texans paused to pray and to honor the men and women who gave military service in defense of America.

11/11/2014

Brian Aft poses for a photo with fellow wounded warrior and home recipient, Brandon Byers (left) and Raytheon Missile Systems employee and North Texas RAYVETS president James Bishop (middle). Photo Credit: Conner Howell

Coming Home: A Community Gives A Wounded Warrior A New Start

Corporal Brian Aft and Buckshot, his bomb-sniffing dog, were in line to jump an irrigation ditch near Kajaki, Afghanistan, an area known for being littered with roadside bombs. The explosion lifted Aft and Buckshot into the air. Both survived, but Aft’s legs would have to be amputated almost to the hip.

11/10/2014

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NFL Player’s New Passion — Working Out Wounded Warriors

When David Vobora, Mr. Irrelevant 2008, left the NFL he found that what he truly enjoyed doing is training others to be their best. Now there are a number of wounded veterans taking advantage of his modified training.

CBS 11–09/18/2014

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Man Walking Across US To Support Wounded Warriors Stops In DFW

He’s on one heck of a trek! Josh Lydell is walking a whopping 2800 miles across the U.S. and he’s doing it for wounded soldiers.

05/19/2014

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Wounded Warriors Inspire Former President George W. Bush On Bike Ride

Former President George W. Bush suits up with 16 wounded warriors for a 30 mile mountain bike ride.

CBS 11–05/02/2014

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Bush Holds Ride For Wounded Veterans At Texas Ranch

Former President George W. Bush says wounded U.S. military members joining him for his annual mountain bike ride “turned their circumstances into good” by displaying courage and sacrifice.

05/02/2014

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Softball Tournament Raises Money For Wounded Warriors

Southlake softball and baseball players came out on Jan. 25 and 26 to raise money for wounded warriors in a slow-pitch tournament.

01/26/2014

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Cowboys Salute Veterans & Military On Game Day

For wounded warriors, Captain Ed Gunderson and Sfc. Omar Marqueses, football and tailgating is a welcome distraction to the seriousness of military life.

11/03/2013

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Wounded Warriors “Fall” From Fort Worth Sky

A special group of thrill-seekers soared through the skies over Fort Worth, as members of the all-veterans parachute team took some fellow warriors “falling.”

CBS 11–10/04/2013

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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Bush Hosts 2nd Day Of Bike Ride For Veterans

Former President George W. Bush is hosting the second day of a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride at his Central Texas ranch for military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

05/24/2013

US President George W. Bush (R) rides in

Bush Hosting Golf Tournament For Wounded Vets

Former President George W. Bush is hosting a golf tournament in Irving this week for U.S. military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The two-day tournament begins Monday at the Las Colinas Country Club.

10/10/2011