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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 Benito, Texas, native served in the European Theater during World War II. She was killed…
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This day in Texas History: Failed Assassination Attempt on General Walker

This day in Texas History: Failed Assassination Attempt on General Walker April 10, 1963 On April 10, 1963, Walker was victim of an assassination attempt while he sat at a desk in his Dallas home; the bullet missed by inches. Edwin A. Walker (1909–1993), United States army general, was born in Center Point, Kerr County,…
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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 River in Italy. General Mark Clark needed pressure on the German defensive line below Rome…
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