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Sailors bond with vets

Chief Petty Officer Ryan Arnoldussen, Navy Operational Support Center Ventura County, visits with U.S. Army World War II veteran Lamar “Miky” Booth at the Veteran’s Home of Ventura. Sailors from NOSC Ventura County visited the facility to spend time with veterans and pay them tribute. Organized by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care and VHV, the Spirit of '45 celebration gave younger service members a chance to share stories with their predecessors. (U.S. Navy photo by Yeoman 2nd Class Paulyn Santiago)



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Date Taken:08.14.2013

Date Posted:08.28.2013 14:59

Photo ID:1004761

VIRIN:130814-N-AP785-221

Resolution:3000x2000

Size:1.14 MB

Location:VENTURA, CA, USGlobe

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