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Will Travis, left, Denton County Sheriff, and fifth great nephew of William Barret Travis, chat with Karen Thompson President General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, center, with Jerry Patterson, right, Texas Land Commissioner. Brought by police escort and welcomed with honor guards, drawn swords and a drum roll, the iconic “Victory or Death” letter written by Alamo commander William Barret Travis returned Friday to San Antonio for the first time since it left by courier at the start of the famous siege at the old Spanish mission 177 years ago.(AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Bob Owen) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

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