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Medal of Honor recipient Spc. 4 Sabo's brother remembers, Lt. Gen. Brooks talks about building bonds abroad and free passes to military personnel to national parks.



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This work, Soldiers Radio News - May 17, 2012, by Chuck Gill, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.16.2012

Date Posted:05.16.2012

Category:Newscasts

Audio ID:29738

Length:00:01:59

Filename:1205/DOD_100392696.mp3

Location:AL, US

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