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Restaurant turns away veterans over dress code

DALLAS (AP) — The manager of a Dallas restaurant is apologizing after a hostess turned away six World War II veterans because she said their unit baseball caps, POW T-shirts and shorts didn't meet the restaurant's dress code.

Jay Coberly, a 93-year-old veteran, tells The Dallas Morning News, "We weren't dressed like hobos. We were just dressed comfortably."

The veterans were in town this week for a reunion of survivors of a World War II battle on Oct. 14, 1943 known as "Black Thursday" when they were turned away from Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty restaurant, located in a rotating dining room atop Reunion Tower.

The restaurant's manager has sent the group two bottles of Scotch, a written apology and an invitation to return to the restaurant.

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