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Patchwork Quilt Salutes Fallen U.S. Military Women

(Left to right) Donna J. Birtwistle, Mavis Olsen, Marlene Wallace and Penny Eakin stand before their patchwork quilt at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Sept. 17, 2008. The quilt honors military women who've died during the global war on terrorism.

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This work, Patchwork Quilt Salutes Fallen U.S. Military Women, by Gerry Gilmore, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.17.2008

Date Posted:09.17.2008 18:08

Photo ID:115998


Size:278.96 KB

Location:WASHINGTON, DC, USGlobe

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