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Spc. Sabo inducted into the Hall of Heroes, Odierno announces plans for Army future, Veteran opens ranch to other veterans and families.



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This work, Soldiers Radio News - May 21, 2012, by Chuck Gill, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.18.2012

Date Posted:05.18.2012

Category:Newscasts

Audio ID:29758

Length:00:01:59

Filename:1205/DOD_100395077.mp3

Location:FORT MEADE, MD, USGlobe

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