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Grieving El Paso mother still dreams of her son Ruben Estrella-Soto’s return

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See more photos of The 507th: 10 years later Amalia Estrella still cries, still begs for answers and now despises the war in Iraq that killed her oldest son and nearly destroyed her family. “They’ve left us mutilated,” she said, … Continue reading

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Ceremony breaks ground for Vietnam Monument in Texas

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Veterans gathered to witness the groundbreaking of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument. Continue reading

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Navy veteran writes names of 2,200 killed service members from memory

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The U.S. Navy veteran recorded the names of the military fallen from Afghanistan on a makeshift wall in downtown Fort Worth on Thursday. And he did it all from memory Continue reading

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Texas city to establish veterans commission

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With their legacies in mind, Austin, Texas, Mayor Lee Leffingwell and members of the City Council want to create a city veterans-affairs commission, hoping it will ensure that recent efforts to support veterans continue. Continue reading

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Veterans sue railroad over crash that killed 4 in Texas

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Two veterans and their wives are suing the railroad company whose train hit a truck carrying wounded veterans and their spouses during a parade in Texas. Continue reading

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Veterans killed, injured when train collides with Texas parade float

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Four people are dead and 16 others injured — all of them wounded veterans or their spouses — after a parade float in Texas was struck by a train Thursday. Continue reading

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Freight train crashes into float carrying wounded veterans in Texas, kills 4

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Federal officials are investigating why a Union Pacific freight train crashed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans, killing four people and injuring 17 Continue reading

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Texas calls in ‘strike force’ to battle VA disability backlog

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Texas is calling up “strike force” teams to battle a backlog of thousands of federal disability claims at Department of Veterans Affairs regional offices in Houston and Waco. Continue reading

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San Antonio tech company develops crisis texting service for veterans

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CrossLink Media developed a way for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder or contemplating suicide to text for help. Continue reading

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Country star Jack Ingram gives Texas veteran a surprise performance at 35,000 feet

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Jeremy Smith, a Purple Heart recipient who was injured in Afghanistan, and his fiancee were treated to a surprise show from Jack Ingram. Continue reading

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