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East Texas Medal of Honor recipient posthumously honored

East Texas Medal of Honor recipient posthumously honored
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Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 10:46pm

GLADEWATER — An East Texas war hero for whom a stretch of U.S. 80 may soon be named was honored Saturday at the Gladewater Memorial Cemetery to mark Medal of Honor Day.

Master Sgt. Travis E. Watkins, who died near Yongsan while defending his unit during the Korean War, is the only known Medal of Honor recipient buried in Northeast Texas.

The ceremony included a proclamation by Gladewater’s mayor and the reading of Watkins’ citation for the Medal of Honor.
 

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