9/11: Remembering those lost, honoring those who serve

9/11: Remembering those lost, honoring those who serve

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Brian Knox

Tuesday was a day to both remember those who were lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and honor first responders who often find themselves in dangerous situations.

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College creating veterans center

Published Saturday, September 1, 2018
By Brian Knox

Weatherford College Wise County wants to let local veterans know they are welcome at the campus.

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Inside D.C.: Thornberry says president shouldn’t base security clearance decisions on statements

Inside D.C.: Thornberry says president shouldn’t base security clearance decisions on statements

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry said Saturday he doesn't believe the president should pick who has their security clearances taken away once they leave government service based on what they say about him.

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True grit: 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion honors hero

True grit: 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion honors hero

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Austin Jackson

When an 18-year-old Rufus Choate stepped on the scale before entering the Pacific Theater as a Texas National Guardsman, he weighed 155 pounds. When he returned home from Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, he weighed just 97.

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Forever bound: Decatur to host 73rd annual Lost Battalion Reunion

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Forty-two months of anguish, starvation and experiencing the depths of man's depravity created bonds that could not be broken between the members of the Lost Battalion, a group of 902 men imprisoned by the Japanese Army during World War II.

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Fallen WWII hero returns home; Remains of soldier positively ID’ed in Germany

Fallen WWII hero returns home; Remains of soldier positively ID’ed in Germany

Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018
By Austin Jackson

In war-torn Germany, months before the Battle of the Bulge, United States armed forces began a clash with Nazi forces at Hurtgen Forest in September 1944.

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Strength through service; King praises vets, helpful citizens

Strength through service; King praises vets, helpful citizens

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018
By Brian Knox

Local veterans and citizens gathered at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur Monday morning to remember those who died while serving their country.

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Memorial Day events planned

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Memorial Day events to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in defense of our nation begin this weekend.

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County explores veterans court

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

County Attorney James Stainton is doing the legwork to establish a Veterans Treatment Court in Wise County.

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Paying tribute

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Joe Duty

NiNi Amber of the Bridgeport Girl Scout troop and Kali Mitchell and Raven Noble of the Decatur carry a wreath to be placed on a war memorial plaque at the Wise County Veterans Park Saturday.

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Ceremony honors veterans

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Racey Burden

Surviving World War II servicemen were honored Saturday during the Veterans Day ceremony at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur.

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Celebrating heroes: Veterans living at Decatur Medical Lodge were honored Wednesday

Celebrating heroes: Veterans living at Decatur Medical Lodge were honored Wednesday

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Joe Duty

Veterans were recognized Wednesday at Decatur Medical Lodge.

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Purpose from service: Time as Marine paves way into coaching ranks

Purpose from service: Time as Marine paves way into coaching ranks

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

When Clay Sanders graduated from Springtown in the spring of 1994, he followed his dream of playing college football to Tarleton State in Stephenville.

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Vietnam by air: Love received Collier Trophy for efforts in 11-Day War

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Racey Burden

When the Vietnam War started, Dean Love was a kid. It dragged on through his years in high school, then through his time at an aviation mechanics school in Tulsa, where he stayed classified as an I-C - ineligible for the draft.

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Wise County honors our veterans

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Veterans groups and schools across the county are holding events this week to honor veterans in all branches of the U.S. military.

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Sharing stories, showing support

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County features a number of ways to remember the sacrifices of our veterans through memorial parks, museums and resources. Here's a sample.

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Veterans group expands coat and blanket drive

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

Rhome Veterans have partnered with Alvord Area Veterans and the cities of Chico, Alvord and Newark for their second annual coat and blanket drive.

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Wise remembers: County honors first responders

Wise remembers: County honors first responders

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By David Talley

Wise County citizens, officials and first responders gathered at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park Monday for a Patriot Day ceremony.

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Patriot Day program to honor first responders

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Veterans Group will hold a Patriot Day program 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park, 405 N. Trinity St., in Decatur.

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Patriot Day program to honor first responders

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Veterans Group will hold a Patriot Day program 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park, 405 N. Trinity St., in Decatur.

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