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Purple Heart Recipient And North Texas School Bus Driver Honored By His Young Riders On Veterans Day

COPPELL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - Tommy Thompson got a busload of good wishes on Veterans Day.

The war veteran and Coppell ISD school bus driver got a surprise when Denton Creek Elementary students presented him with "thank you" cards for his service as they got on his bus to head home from school.

School bus driver and veteran Tommy Thompson
School bus driver and veteran Tommy Thompson (credit: Coppell ISD).

Thompson served in the Army for 21 years before retiring.

He served in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart.

Coppell ISD said Thompson was moved by the cards and thanked his fellow veterans, those who came home and those who did not.

School bus driver and veteran Tommy Thompson with students
School bus driver and veteran Tommy Thompson with students (credit: Coppell ISD).

He says he served then and serves now for the kids.

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