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    General James Mattis Remarks to American Veterans Center Conference

    General James Mattis, commander of the U.S. Central Command, gave the keynote address at the American Veterans Center Conference. He talked about the qualities of a good leader, the…

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    Battle of Iwo Jima

    Veterans of the battle of Iwo Jimo spoke about their experience in the battle, military life in wartime, and related their perceptions of the fierce nature of warfare on the island.

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    World War II in the Pacific

    Two World War II veterans, who both fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima, talked about their experience in the Pacific Theater. They spoke at the American Veterans Center annual conference…

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    Serving in World War II

    The only surviving Navajo Code Talker and a fighter pilot from World War II talk about how they were drafted and their experiences in the war.

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    Colin Powell on the Military

    Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, reflected on leadership and his experience in the military. He also talked about working for both the…

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    War In Europe

    Two World War II veterans and a former Army nurse who helped liberate German concentration camps described the chaos and destruction they witnessed in Europe during the war. This event…

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    Baseball Heroes of World War II

    Veterans and former Major League Baseball players spoke about their service in World War II. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.
    The Washington Nationals and…

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    Legacy of President Esienhower

    Retired Army lieutenant colonel and military historian Carlo D’Este receives the Andrew J. Goodpaster prize for contributions to military scholarship and presents the prize’s…

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    Medal of Honor Stories

    Service members who served alongside the Medal of Honor recipients of Iraq and Afghanistan shared their remembrances and stories of valor of Medal of Honor winners. Pictures were shown…

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    Korean War Marines

    Two Korean War veterans talked about the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and their experiences as marines in Korea. This event was part of the American Veterans Center Annual…

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    Tuskegee Airmen

    Several of the original Tuskegee Airmen talked about their experience in World War II and the obstacles they faced. This event was part of the American Veterans Center Annual…

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    The Battle of Midway

    Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences at the Battle of Midway. They stressed the importance of the American victory and how it signified a turning point in the war…

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    American Veterans War Stories

    Two veterans shared their war stories and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
    General Robert “Earthquake” Titus received the Distinguished Flying Cross…

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    The Doolittle Raid

    World War II veterans who were directly involved in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, Japan shared their personal accounts. The Doolittle Raid, in April, 1942, was the first air attack by…

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    The Greatest Generation, The Pacific

    World War Two veterans talked about their experiences fighting in the Pacific Theater. R.V. Burgin reflected on his time in the Marine Corps as described in his book, Islands of the…

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    Korean War Veterans

    Three Korean War veterans representing the Navy, Air Force, and Army talked about why they joined the military and reflected on their wartime experiences. 
    This event was from the…

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    The Tuskegee Airmen

    Members of the the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, the legendary first African American pilots in U.S. military history, spoke about their experiences at a conference of war…

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    101st Airborne in World War II

    Members of the 101st Airborne, 506th Infantry Regiment, known as the “Band of Brothers,” talked about their experiences in World War II. Video clips from the miniseries…

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    Medal of Honor Recipients

    Medal of Honor recipients Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta and General James Livingston talked about their reasons for joining the military and some of their experiences abroad.
    Jerry Dumont…

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    The Kissing Sailor

    Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi, co-authors of the book The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo That Ended World War II, talked about their search for the couple in the famous…

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