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Remembering those honored before us

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email
Posted By Molly Reuter - bio | email

GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas solider was recognized Saturday afternoon, for an honor received for gallantry more than 50 years ago.

Veterans and current military gathered in Gladewater to pay respect to Master Sergeant Travis Watkins.  Watkins won the medal of honor in 1950.  He earned the honor for his service in Korea, when he single handedly rushed enemy machine guns to gather ammunition for his men, allowing them to survive.  Congress established the last week in March the time the nation recognizes its medal of honor winners.  

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