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This Day in Texas History: Heroic Texan Graduates From Flight-Nurse School

This Day in Texas History: Heroic Texan Graduates From Flight-Nurse School February 18, 1943 On this day in 1943, Dolly Shea graduated with the first flight-nurse class of the United States Army Air Forces at Bowman Field, Kentucky. The San … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Caddo Mills Gets a Post Office

This Day in Texas History: Caddo Mills Gets a Post Office June 16, 1879 On this day in 1879, the post office at Caddo Mills was opened. The town is located at the intersection of State Highway 66 and Farm … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Murphy Earns Medal of Honor

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Murphy Earns Medal of Honor January 26, 1945 On this day in 1945, Audie Murphy, the most-decorated soldier in United States history, earned the Medal of Honor by single-handedly repelling … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Heroism of the “Texas Division”

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Heroism of the “Texas Division” January 20, 1944 On this day in 1944, the Thirty-sixth Infantry Division, nicknamed the “Texas Division,” began its “two-day nightmare,” the crossing of the Rapido … Continue reading

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This day in Texas History: Escaped POW William Dyess Resumes Flying and Dies in Plane Crash

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Escaped POW William Dyess Resumes Flying and Dies in Plane Crash December 22, 1943 On this day in 1943, war hero and escaped prisoner of war William Dyess resumed his … Continue reading

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