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AUSTIN — A legend has been laid to rest.

Richard A. Overton, proud American and venerated soldier, was buried at the Texas State Cemetery on Saturday with full military honors.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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DNA testing has identified the remains of an Alabama sailor killed at Pearl Harbor.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Navy Chief Warrant Officer John Arnold Austin of Warrior was accounted for in September 2018, 77 years after his death on board the USS Oklahoma.

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Few people outside of military and veterans circles will likely recognize the name T. Moffatt Burriss, but the Army veteran's stories of valor and heroism during World War II were the stuff every infantryman's dreams are made of.

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Candice Easton was worried that no one would come to her father's memorial service, but thanks to media coverage and social media attention of the late World War II veteran, more than 100 people came to pay their respects on Saturday.

"Our stories are important to others. We are all connected. We all feel compassion. Your compassion, for me, will impact me for the rest of my life," Easton told attendees of the service in honor of her father, Pfc. Cornelius Cornelssen VIII, who died Dec. 17 at age 93, according to The Gainesville Times.

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Have courage.

That's how Cornelius Cornelssen VII signed off on a brief telegram to his son, Cornelius VIII, who had just been wounded in Luxembourg during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1945.

“Hope wounds not serious mother and I are praying for you have courage," read the telegram, now an artifact folded and faded in the possession of Cornelssen's granddaughter, his son's daughter.

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