Military dad surprises family at baseball game – just in time for son’s birthday

MILWAUKEE – Cubs and Brewers fans had more to cheer about than just the game Wednesday. Before the first pitch at Miller Park, a military dad surprised his family. During every game, the team recognizes someone from the military who has proudly served our nation. It’s an opportunity to say thank you to the servicemen and women of our nation, WITI reports. “Ladies and gentleman, please join Network Health in recognizing today’s hero, Colonel Jay Morrison, who’s represented by his wife, Rachel, […]

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Veterans gather in Dallas to kick off second stage of 1,000 mile Walk of America event

DALLAS — Monday was a day of inspiration for many across the nation, specifically in North Texas. Six wounded veterans from the U.S. and the U.K. made their way to Dallas to begin the second stage of their 1,000 mile Walk Of America. The Dallas team, Rubicom, met up with the rest of the walkers at the George W. Bush Presidential Center Monday morning to kick off the festivities. NewsFix got the chance to catch up with one of the […]

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Bomb-sniffing dog, handler reunited after service in Iraq

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A dog that served our country in Iraq for most of his life now gets to retire with his owner. Troy Sutton of Lumberton, North Carolina, has been in Iraq off and on since 2011 with his Dutch shepherd Ali. The two were nearly inseparable for about five years while they worked together in Iraq as an explosive detection team. But when Ali was forced to retire in December due to old age, Sutton was worried […]

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Undocumented man faces deportation after delivering pizza to Army base

NEW YORK — An undocumented New York City man is facing deportation after he delivered pizza to an Army base in Brooklyn and leaders in the borough are now doing all they can to keep him with his family. “They treated me like a criminal. I did not commit a crime,” Pablo Villavicencio said in Spanish. He spoke to WPIX from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in New Jersey. “My daughters need me,” he said. “My wife […]

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Deployed DFW soldier’s employer throws birthday party for his kids

GRAPEVINE — Back in March, NewsFix brought the story of U.S. Army reservist Joseph Rasey, who was getting ready for a year-long active-duty assignment that would separate him from his pregnant wife and two young daughters.  On Tuesday, his regular employer, Park Place Lexus, threw a birthday party to celebrate their second-born, Josie-Anna, turning one year old. Mom, Megan, who has cerebral palsy in addition to being seven months pregnant, was grateful for the help in giving Josie-Anna a proper party […]

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Search for Vietnam War buddy nicknamed ‘Louisiana’ goes viral

All they have is a photo from the 1970s, a nickname, and social media – but the veterans from one Vietnam War platoon are hoping that will be enough to track down the buddy they called “Louisiana.” Posting from her husband’s Vietnam reunion earlier this month, Susan Waldrop Garvin posted the photo of the man, taken in 1970 or 1971 when his friends estimate he was 18 to 20 years old, and what his buddies remembered about him: his dark curly hair, […]

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Carry The Load-reminding people the true meaning of Memorial Day one step at a time

DALLAS–Carry The Load,  a non-profit organization has been putting together relay team walks since 2011. Their mission? Simple, to provide active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes, and this year is no exception. The two day rally took place at Reverchon Park and it featured music, inspirational speeches, flag ceremonies and much more. “Carry The Load came about as an opportunity to do Memorial Day better. It came about as a way to […]

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