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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015  06:57:32 AM

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A single rose was placed in a chair representing the services of the 160 troops who died from hostile action while on active duty during World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom who are interred at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery Monday.
MacFarland honors fallen during Memorial Day ceremony
DALLAS - On a day when the nation stopped to honor the fallen who paid the ultimate sacrifice, Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, commanding general, III Corps and Fort Hood, shared a personal story with the nearly 2,000 people in attendance at the Memorial Day ceremony at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery Monday. Speaking before a crowd that included Gold Star Families, veterans of World War II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, Operation Desert Shield/Storm and Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, MacFarland said he understood the pain of losing troops in combat – and he could have easily been one such buried in a cemetery. “In 2006, on a hot June morning, Sgt. Terry Lisk and I were at an intersection in downtown Ramadi, Iraq, when a 120mm mortar shell landed near us,” he said. “T...» read more
 
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