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An honor that was long overdue for one East Texas veteran

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 6:29pm

On Monday, the brand new Rusk County Veterans Monument was unveiled to the public at the Rusk county courthouse in Henderson.

It was revealed at a ceremony, consisting of music from the Henderson High School Choir, and the Mt. Enterprise Band, along with a number of speeches, including one from Congressman Louis Gohmert.

After his speech, Congressman Gohmert presented a purple heart to Vietnam Army veteran Douglas Morton from Kilgore, an honor he should have received decades before.

To hear more of Morton's story and more about the monument, click on the video above.

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