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Camp Mabry holds open house with Senator Cornyn

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This weekend Camp Mabry is giving the community a glimpse of what they do.
From war fighting capabilities, to honoring veterans, to a naturalization ceremony; it's all part of the annual Texas Military Forces' Open House.
Senator John Cornyn participated in the opening ceremony, where the oldest living WWII veteran, Richard Overton, was recognized.
Other activities included a tactical helicopter demonstration, parachute demonstration and a WWII battlereenactmentt.
There was also a naturalization ceremony for 30 individuals from the military community.
We're told it wasmomentouss occasion for them, since they've served our country and can now say they're a U.S. citizen.
The event will continue Sunday and will be the first time for Camp Mabry to host the 'Missing in America' project.

"They find remains of veterans whose families have not claimed them, or they have deceased themselves, and we have a memorial service for these veterans. Then on Monday, the remains will be transferred to the state cemetery in Temple," says Lt. Colonel Les Davis, Camp Mabry.

Sunday they will also re-do the tactical helicopter demonstration, parachute demonstration and WWII  battlereenactmentt.
The event is open to the public.
   
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