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Thank you for your service — A tribute to Texas veterans of World War II


Thank you for your service — A tribute to Texas veterans of World War II
(Above) The maintenance crew of this B-17 Flying Fortress ensured the safety of its flight crew, including navigator Jake Howland. (Below) Dick Cole, Granville Coggs, and Jake Howland


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On the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the temporary cessation of hostilities of World War I as Armistice Day. On Oct. 8, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued a proclamation changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day, in order to fully recognize the sacrifices and contributions of all veterans. Recently, we had the honor of interviewing several World War II veterans living in South Central Texas, each contributing to the course of our history.  . . .

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