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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015  04:55:49 AM

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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...
 
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