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COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS
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CURRENT EVENTS of INTEREST for
VETERANS and PATRIOTS of
COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS ...
40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE END
OF THE VIETNAM WAR
Forty years ago
in 1973, the Vietnam War ended.
Twenty-one young men
from Collin County who went off to fight in that war, never
returned. Many young patriots took to heart the words of President John F.
Kennedy: "Ask not what your country can do for you - Ask what you can
do for your country." We served selflessly and heroically, only to
come home to an ungrateful nation.
From Collin County Freedom Fighters
to all Vietnam Veterans,
ANOTHER NAME SUBMITTED FOR
WALL OF HONOR
The name of US Army
Specialist 5th Class Billy Ray Dennis, 34, has been
submitted to the McKinney Armed Services Memorial Board for
inclusion on the Wall of Honor at the
Memorial Park in McKinney. Sp 5 Dennis died 3 January, 1963,
while on active duty with 7th Medical Battalion in Korea. Born in McKinney, 5 January, 1928, the son of Virgil S. Dennis and
Eunice Lois Decker Dennis of 402 Leland Street, Billy Ray was
drafted in 1946 to serve in the Army of Occupation in Germany after WWII. A veteran of 16
years service, at the time of death he was posted near
The official cause of death was listed as a heart attack. Sp.
5 Dennis was a member of the 26th Infantry rifle
and pistol teams, and was an instructor on the rifle range,
winning numerous awards in firing competition. Services were
held at the East Christian Church in
McKinney; burial was in
by Crouch Moore Funeral Home. There are currently
350 names on
the Wall of Honor.
Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament
The third annual golf tournament to raise funds
Veterans Memorial Park in McKinney will take place June 8 in McKinney.
Anyone who would like to participate is welcome.
here for all the details.
VETERANS FIGHT CHANGES TO DISIBILITY PAYMENTS
COLUMNIST CALLS FOR END OF MILITARY FUNERALS SAYS
DID NOTHING HEROIC"
VFW Blasts CBS for 'Amazing Race' Vietnam Segment
BACKLOG OF PROMISES ON VA CLAIMS BACKLOG
CBS DISHONORS VIETNAM VETERANS with "AMAZING RACE" SEGMENT
AGENT ORANGE STILL KILLING VIETNAM WAR VETERANS
RECORDS OF ALL US
MILITARY UNITS in VIETNAM AVAILABLE
COLLIN COUNTY VETERANS COURT LAUNCHED
MEMORIAL DEDICATED to US HEROES KILLED IN
WAR on TERROR
GROUND BREAKING for TEXAS VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
New American Legion Post Expands Service to
THE AMERICAN LEGION, Department of Texas,
As a qualified veteran living in the
McKinney, Texas, area you have an opportunity to join in a
partnership that will increase community service in the
The American Legion, the nation’s largest veteran’s
organization, is inviting veterans to join them in
establishing a new Post to further provide service to all
veterans, active duty service personnel, their families and
You are cordially invited to become a Charter member of Post
110 and discover how you can continue to serve your country
Additional information is available by contacting:
Fred Rogers, 4th District
Hundreds of service-related photos,
from WWI to today. Do you have
pictures from your time
in the service? Take 'em out of that shoe box in
and send them in. It's all part of our history.
COLLIN COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK in McKINNEY
6053 Weiskopf Ave
350 Collin County heroes
have given their lives in
the service of our
Read about them on the
HALL of HEROES
Photos of heroes on the
Wall of Honor
from Collin County Vets
Directory & Photos of
Collin County Veterans
Two Collin County men
have been awarded the
MEDAL OF HONOR
Audie Murphy -
Russell Steindam -
Charles O. Jeanes - WWII
James W. Tobey - WWII
Charles W. Bryan - Vietnam
Collin County lost 4 men in
the opening minutes of WWII
LOST AT SEA
22 Collin County men
have been killed at
with their ships.
Three Collin County
lost at IWO JIMA
Historic Markers of
Memorial Day at Ridgeview
Plano Memorial Park and
Links and information
concerning Sailors, Flyers,
"Once a Marine,
Always a Marine!"
Pictures, Stories and Links
Interest to Marines.