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June 3, 2014

5 local D-Day vets to be honored at Texas State Veterans Home Logo

TYLER, June 3, 2014— On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler will honor the veterans who turned the tide during World War II.

Four residents of the home – Austeen V. Bice, Richard D. Carter, Homer C. Garrett, and Robert M. Moore – and special guest Claude Grisham of the Tyler area, will be presented certificates of honor at 2 p.m., Friday, June 6.

Commendations will come from the offices of Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, and U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.

The Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home, located at 11466 Honor Lane (State Highway 155), is one of eight Texas State Veterans Homes operated by the Texas VLB. For more information on services available to Texas Veterans call 1-800-252-VETS (8387) or visit

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