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80th anniversary commemoration of the Purple Heart Medal

Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Joseph Miller (center),assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal 2, and Al Ortiz (right), oldest and youngest Purple Heart recipients in attendance, salute during the playing of taps, after laying a wreath. The ceremony was a tribute to the fallen during the 80th anniversary commemoration of the Purple Heart Medal at the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Va., Feb. 25.



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This work, 80th anniversary commemoration of the Purple Heart Medal, by STEVEN HOSKINS, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.25.2012

Date Posted:02.27.2012 15:24

Photo ID:531867

VIRIN:120225-N-LW591-047

Resolution:5764x4032

Size:2.7 MB

Location:VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, USGlobe

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