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    American Veterans Center 17th Annual Conference Opening Remarks

    Major General Mark Brilakis opened the American Veterans Center’s conference with an overview of the distinguished veterans and active duty personnel from World War II to the present…

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    Coast Guard Responsibilities

    Coast Guard officers talked about their responsibilities and how they had changed since September 11, 2001. American Veterans Center 17th Annual Conference and Honors took place November…

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    The Last Air Force Ace Pilot

    Retired Brigadier General Steve Ritchie, called the “Last Flying Ace", told the story of an effort to rescue a comrade in the Vietnam War. The only Air Force "Ace” pilot…

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    Medal of Honor Recipients

    Medal of Honor recipients talked about their inspirations for joining the military and how they believe receiving the medal changed the perceptions of those around them, including their…

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    World War II Veterans

    Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences during the war, including those of the "Doolittle Raiders, who conducted the first air raid on Japan in the spring of 1942. American…

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    Tuskegee Airmen

    Members of the Tuskegee Airmen talked about their experiences in World War II, including the segregation and discrimination they faced while serving. American Veterans Center 17th Annual…

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    Reminiscences on Military Service

    Former Marine Corps Commandant General P.X. Kelley (Ret.) talked about his life and career from witnessing the Pearl Harbor attack as a boy, through the Vietnam War, to being commandant of…

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    Book Discussion on First SEALs

    Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, First SEALs: The Untold Story of the Forging of America’s Most Elite Unit, in which he recounts the beginnings of the U.S. Navy SEALs,…

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    Medal of Honor

    Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha (Ret.), recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for valor, talked about his actions in the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh in…

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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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    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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    American Veterans Center Conference 2013

    Veterans talked about their combat experiences.

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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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    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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    The Montford Point Marines

    Two of the first African Americans to join the U.S. Marines, Joseph Carpenter and Eugene Groves, talked about their experience at Montford Point training camp in North Carolina, and their…

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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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    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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    Aerial Recon During the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Panelists talked about aerial reconnaissance leading up to and during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Panelists included military veterans Wayne Whitten, author of Countdown to 13 Days…

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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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