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    Lloyd Ponder escaped Bataan Death March, survived as POW Video included

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    After graduating from Pleasant Hill in Sabine Parish, it was either pick cotton or join the military for Lloyd Ponder.  So he shipped out with the Army Air Corp to the Phillipines when it was peace time in late 1941. More>>

    "Frenchie" Roussel gave all American service in three wars

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    Gerald "Frenchie" Roussel was one year too young to join the U.S. effort in World War II. So what he forged his dad's signature and joined anyway. "I wanted to be a hero," the now 87-year-old says with More>>

    War buddies inspired book by World War II vet Joe Windham

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    Joe Windham of Blanchard says he had a knot in his stomach during the World War II -- fear, as he battled through Europe. He came away a survivor. But what really stuck with him was friendship. Building More>>

    Floyd Teague battled back from brutal World War II experience Video included

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    We didn't know what PTSD -- Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome -- was back when Floyd Teague of Waskom, Texas came home from World War II. He somehow survived bloody combat and got his life back together on More>>

    Aspiring dentist Richard Cary pulled duty in three wars

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    After growing up in Atlanta, Texas, it was off to trade school in Wichita, Kansas, then off to work in the California shipyards. Doesn't exactly sound like the path of an Army colonel. But it was for Richard More>>

    Son flew historic combat mission on B-52 his dad helped design Video included

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    The B-52 Bomber has spanned generations. But for one family here, it's personal. From a man who helped design the latest models to his son who flew one on a historic combat mission. "When the word came More>>

    Spurgeon Burdine got surprise duty in World War II Video included

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    Spurgeon Burdine signed up for the U.S. Coast Guard out of high school in Haynesville during World War II. But he found out the job didn't come as advertised. He saw in ad in 1943 saying guardsmen were More>>

    These sweethearts were also devoted to serving our country.

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    Ahead of Valentine's Day, we have the sweet story of a couple who both spent about half of their almost 50-year long marriage also devoted to serving our country. For Chuck and Marie Heimerdinger of Marshall,it More>>

    Despite segregation Lugene Younger was proud to defend U.S. Video included

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    In honor of African American History Month, meet a man who had an important mission for the U.S. Army in World War II, even though he received second class treatment in return. Lugene Younger was in charge More>>

    Dwayne Sheffer sacrificed in brutal Korean War battle

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    Dwayne Sheffer was hoping to make the Army a career when he enlisted. Then came the Korean War and brutal hand-to-hand combat. He made a big sacrifice. But he says he still feels lucky. He points out More>>

    Henry DeKeyzer narrowly survived Battle of Leyte Video included

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    He was drafted into World War II before he could finish high school. Henry DeKeyzer was in for another education -- under fire -- in the Philippines, where he nearly gave his life. "It was all new to More>>

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    • KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

      KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:48:59 GMT
      Members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We delivered Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate.
      In the spirit of Easter, members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We fanned out across the area, delivering Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate this year.  Please join us in wishing everyone  Happy Easter!
    • Blood Moon 2014

      Blood Moon 2014

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:58:23 GMT
      by Dalton Brewerby Dalton Brewer
      Thank you to all of our viewers who shared your pictures with us of the Blood Moon.
      Thank you to all of our viewers who shared your pictures with us of the Blood Moon.
    • Easter Bunnies

      Easter Bunnies

      Monday, April 14 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:17:27 GMT
      Thank you to all of our viewers who sent us pictures of your little Easter bunnies.
      Thank you to all of our viewers who sent us pictures of your little Easter bunnies.
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