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The State of California Veterans of Foreign Wars served free steaks during lunch aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar June 28. Available in High Definition.


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Date Taken:06.28.2012

Date Posted:06.29.2012 7:23PM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:148228

VIRIN:120628-M-AL626-001

Filename:DOD_100431892

Length:00:00:50

Location:CA, US

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