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Meeting World War II veterans

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh talks with John Perozzi and other D-Day veterans near where they fought at the La Fiere bridge.



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This work, Meeting World War II veterans [Image 9 of 9], by Rick Scavetta, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.02.2012

Date Posted:06.06.2012 02:39

Photo ID:595186

VIRIN:120602-A-#####-974

Resolution:3600x2400

Size:5.26 MB

Location:SAINTE-MÈRE-EGLISE, FR

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