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Meeting the ambassador

Charles Rivkin, U.S. ambassador to France, meets with John Roman, a D-Day veteran, and his wife Jacqueline, during the June 3 commemorations in Normandy. Rivkin jumped into the nearby drop zone with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights.

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This work, Meeting the ambassador [Image 3 of 9], by Rick Scavetta, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.03.2012

Date Posted:06.06.2012 02:45

Photo ID:595193



Size:4.38 MB


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