World War II veterans

The new marker is written in both traditional and contemporary Mandarin Chinese.
Jared Horn / Texas A&M University-Commerce

An official Texas State Historical Marker - the first of its kind in Chinese - was unveiled at the birthplace of Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault at 1509 Monroe St. in Commerce on Oct. 14. About 300 people attended the dedication ceremony, which was broadcast live on KETR.

Many African-American soldiers who wanted combat duty in World War II were denied that role. But the role they were given proved invaluable.

East Texas War and Memory Project / Texas A&M University-Commerce

In honor of the Juneteenth holiday, KETR presents an interview with an African-American veteran: Fannin Garrett of Emory, Texas.