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Air Show Honors Uncommon Valor

Iwo Jima veterans stand and salute the playing of the national anthem at the air show here Oct. 3. The veterans were invited as part of the show's salute to the 65th anniversary of the landing at Iwo Jima and theme, "uncommon valor."



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This work, Air Show Honors Uncommon Valor [Image 3 of 3], by Sgt Lisa Tourtelot, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.03.2010

Date Posted:10.07.2010 17:56

Photo ID:326841

VIRIN:101003-M-#####-036

Resolution:3888x2592

Size:822.95 KB

Location:SAN DIEGO, CA, USGlobe

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