Blue Christmas: Dallas County Judge gives Cowboys tickets to veteran

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by CRAIG CIVALE

WFAA

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 8:13 PM

DALLAS - Sergeant Bobby Riggs was planning on spending the holiday weekend at home with his family. But now he has plans to take them to the Dallas Cowboys game.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins gave Riggs four tickets to Saturday night's game as a token of appreciation for his service.

"It's a big surprise to me," Riggs said.

The Army Supply Sergeant was picked from a group of veterans to receive the gift.

The four club seats, valued at $340 each, are Jenkins' personal tickets.

"These veterans have done far more for us than we can ever do for them," Jenkins said.

Riggs has been in the Army for eight years.

He served three tours overseas, including two deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.

He plans on taking his mother to the game, along with a fellow soldier who also recently returned from a deployment.

E-mail ccivale@wfaa.com

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